Steel in Energy
The energy used to manufacture a tonne of steel has been reduced by 61% in the past 50 years.
Recycling steel can save energy equivalent to powering at least a 60-watt light bulb for nearly 4 years.
Energy conservation also remarkably reduces the generation of carbon dioxide.
Our modern civilization is built on energy. Whether based on fossil fuels, nuclear technology, or forms of renewable energy like wind power and solar, steel plays an indispensable role in energy production and transmission, as well as improving energy efficiency.
Steel: Most Popular Material in the Energy Market
Energy is an enormous, diverse and extremely demanding market as all its production must be very safe and reliable under extremely severe temperature and pressure conditions. Steel is a choice solution favored for its excellent corrosion resistance, precise tolerances, as well as stable performance, especially when the requirements for mechanical strength are particularly critical. Although many other metals are used in this field, steel is undoubtedly the most common and popular material in the energy market.
Uses of Steel in Energy Production and Distribution
When thinking about energy, most tend to think of oil and natural gas extraction. Steels play a critical role in the extraction, production as well as the distribution of energy, equipment for oil and natural gases extraction, pipelines, and storage tank are made of a significant amount of steel because it can withstand harsh and abrasive environments, much of the machinery that is used to do the drilling is dependent on heavy machinery, and on parts that are frequently in contact with harsh and abrasive environments.
Uses of Steel in Solar and Wind Power Generation
Additionally, steels also play a decisive role in the further expansion of renewable energy. steel occupies an excellent position to provide a safe, green, and sustainable solution for the future of energy. Every renewable energy structure, whether a wind turbine or a solar panel requires steel.
Almost every part of the onshore and off-shore wind turbines is built with steel; from the foundation to the gears and tower, wind turbine steel plays a significant role in improving strength for more efficient wind turbines. Due to the strength provided by this type of wind turbine metal, higher and more efficient wind turbines can be built.
In the field of solar power, steel plays a vital role in converting solar energy into electricity and hot water, serving as the basis for solar panels, heat exchangers, tanks, and pumps. The future of steel in the energy transition is exciting.
CUMIC Solutions for Energy Industry
Together with our customers, CUMIC provides a variety of high-quality steel types, such as hot rolled steel coils, hot rolled steel sheets, boiler tubes, steel plates, coated steels like ZAM steel, and various special steels, suitable for the oil and gas as well as wind and solar energy industries, including but not limited to boilers and pressure vessels, pipelines, wind tower structures, wind power plants, hydroelectric power stations, nuclear power plants, oil well casings, etc.
CUMIC is committed to providing customers with reliable and innovative solutions for the energy sector. In addition to meeting the mechanical strength conditions, our materials can also achieve excellent material performance under extreme temperature differences. Our extensive range of products and value-added services enable us to meet the requirements of customers in the market.
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