Energy

Whatever the demand, Alloys have a solution

Energy is at the source of all human activity. Without it, there is no heat, no light, no transportation and no production. Whether it be fossil fuel based energy or the renewable energy of tomorrow, alloys play an essential role along the entire energy value chain. They are even used to help secure and store energy. That’s because alloys boast some remarkable properties, including glass/metal sealing, a high resistance to burning and acidic environments and high expansion stability at extreme temperatures – to name only a few.

Our key products

INVAR is an nickel-iron alloy with a very low coefficient of thermal expansion in the temperature range -100°C to +200°C.
IMPHY 625 W shows an outstanding corrosion resistance in various media. Special resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion. Excellent fatigue strength and stress-corrosion cracking resistance to chloride ions. Outstanding resistance to intergranu…
IMPHY DILVER is an iron-nickel-cobalt alloy which creates an homogeneous oxide layer needed to adhere metal to glass (with an average CTE close to borosilicate glass).
Aperam BIMETALS “SP series” are thermally the most active bimetal types. They are principally used in case where large deflection is required by a moderate temperature change of a small active length.

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for every application

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Applications

Concentrated Solar Power

The material of choice for parabolic trough as well as fresnel lens collectors and molten-salt tubular-receiver

Concentrated Solar Power

With special thermal expansion control for sealing glass to metal parts, FeNiCo alloys are ideal for parabolic trough collectors. IMPHY  625 is particularly suitable for use in Molten-salt tubular-receivers, providing this application the right level of mechanical resistance to heat, corrosion, creep and fatigue.

Converter, Inverter for sustainable energies

Converting wind and solar energy into electricity.

Converter, Inverter for sustainable energies

Magnetic alloys, cold rolled strips, cores and stamped parts are the material of choice for the converters inverters used by wind and solar power distribution systems. Because of their magnetic properties, alloys help these devices convert and shape an electrical signal from generation to end usage.

Energy Storage

Able to withstand high temperatures and corrosion.

Energy Storage

The casing and heat exchanger used inside solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) require a material that can withstand high temperatures and corrosion. That material is alloys. With alloys, these applications can achieve optimal conditions for storing electricity.

Biomass

Nickel-based alloys for biomass power plants and gasification applications.

Biomass

To meet the emission levels set by the Paris Agreement on climate change, many countries are looking to produce energy through renewable resources like biomass. But producing biomass requires a material that can resist high temperatures, pressures, and corrosion. That material is usually Aperam IMPHY 693 & 625.

Power Distribution

Doubling a cable’s current carrying capacity.

Power Distribution

A special hardened INVAR is used to manufacture the core of overhead power transmission lines. This allows one to double the current carrying capacity of the cable with no change to the network. 

0&G Exploration

Answering the challenges of ultra-deep offshore drilling.

0&G Exploration

Ultra-deep offshore drilling faces a myriad of challenges, from acid gases to very deeply buried hydrocarbons at high pressure and temperatures. Alloys and superalloys help answer these challenges by combining high mechanical properties at ambient and elevated temperatures and excellent corrosion resistance (particularly for the extraction of fluids with high contents of H2S, SO2, free Sulphur, CO2, chlorides, etc.).

0&G Production

The material of choice for electrofusion fittings.

0&G Production

Thanks to a very low temperature coefficient and ohmic value, which confers fast heating at low temperatures, IMPHY CuNi 2, 6 and 23 welding alloys are suitable for the electrofusion fittings used in pressure vessels and refining equipment.

0&G Transportation

INVAR, the key alloy for manufacturing LNG carrier tanks and transfer lines.

0&G Transportation

Thanks to a near zero thermal expansion between liquid natural gas temperature (-163°C) and a low modulus of elasticity, INVAR (MI13) is the key alloy for manufacturing LNG carrier tanks and LNG transfer lines made of pipe-in-pipe technology. The material’s low expansion and good weldability are the key advantages. They also help achieve a significant cost savings by reducing such capex as the construction of a jetty or the dredging of a seab…

Electrical Safety

An essential material for electrical safety.

Electrical Safety

Thermostatic bimetals help protect against over intensity when a residential or industrial circuit breaker’s drawn current exceeds the circuit’s amperage, magnetic cores and magnetic product are used for such electrical safety devices as RCCBs. Meanwhile, clad metals like copper cladded steel and copper cladded aluminum can be found in the various conductive parts used in MCBs and RCCBs.

IMPHY 625, a Nickel, Chromium, Molybdnum, Niobium alloy, used for its exceptionnal resistance and good ability for welding

Solar Power is a key technology to creating a sustainable future  and alloys play an essential role. Many modern solar towers use molten salt as heat transfer fluid to produce electricity. IMPHY 625 is one of the material of choice for the receiver tubes which ensure the flow of molten salt. That’s because only alloys offer the heat, corrosion, fatigue, and creep resistance this application demand.

IMPHY 625, a Nickel, Chromium, Molybdnum, Niobium alloy, used for its exceptionnal resistance and good ability for welding

Why is IMPHY 625 W (Welding) the material of choice for the chemical processing, marine engineering and pollution control sectors? Simple: the alloy offers safety, good resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion, and cracking caused by stress-corrosion. It also has excellent fatigue strength, making it ideal for welding applications.

INVAR M93, the cryogenic alloy taylor-made for gas transport flat membranes

Aperam has developed a unique solution for the tanks used to transport liquid natural gas (LNG) by ship. In fact, our INVAR cryogenic alloy was designed specifically for LNG carrier tanks. this technology can also be used in the technology “gas for tanks”

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