VDM Metals, the world´s leading manufacturer of corrosion and high-temperature resistant nickel materials and special stainless steels, will take part in this year’s AchemAsia as an exhibitor. AchemAsia will take place from May 21 to 23 in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai, Qingpu District. You can find our stand (no. D71) in Hall 7.1.
The 11th AchemAsia will focus on two topics particularly important to the chemical process industry: sustainability and innovation. This priorization ideally contributes to the strengths of VDM Metals.
New metal dusting resistant alloy: VDM® Alloy 699 XA
First, VDM Metals’ proven materials fulfill the particular requirements of the industry sector due to their specific characteristics, in particular corrosion resistance and high-temperature stability. Due to their resistance, the materials allow for reliable operation as well as long and, consequently, sustainable system lifecycles. “Furthermore, VDM Metals is also known for its innovations. As a result, I am pleased to be able to introduce the new material VDM® Alloy 699 XA to the Chinese market,” says Baojun Li, Managing Director of VDM High Performance Metals Tradng in China. “This material is characterized by its metal dusting resistance when used under high pressure in gases containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide, as well as for its good workability. The material is offered in various product forms as primary material like sheet, strip and seamless tubes through our partner Tubacex, which are required particularly in the petrochemical industry and the chemical process industry. In addition, a suitable welding material has been developed for further processing, rounding out the portfolio.”
VDM® Alloy 2120 MoN: excellent corrosion resistance in oxidizing and reducing media
When it comes to heat exchangers, VDM Metals offers a tried and tested materials concept that has been adapted to the different stresses of corrosion or temperature by way of materials that complement each other in individual areas. Besides other materials, VDM® Alloy 2120 MoN has proven itself to be effective in this regard. VDM® Alloy 2120 MoN is a new Ni-Cr-Mo alloy with increased corrosion resistance containing nitrogen as its alloying element. The alloy can be used in highly corrosive media as well as under reducing or oxidizing conditions, and where a high resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in acidic chloride-containing media is required. Typical areas of use in the chemical process industry are the heat exchangers already mentioned for sulfuric acid coolers, the production and preparation of organic chloride-containing chemicals, or the processing of mineral acids such as hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid. The material can also be used extremely effectively in scrubbers and components in flue gas desulfurization and waste burning.
Focus on customer support
VDM Metals China puts special emphasis on top-quality customer support and long-term customer loyalty. To this end, VDM Metals set up the first Service Center outside Europe in China in 2008, in addition to the sales offices – proof of their years of experience in providing advice to customers. The Service Center, today located in Nantong, is specially equipped to handle short-term requirements and smaller requests in the area of sheets and plates. The equipment available, such as a Techjet 6000 water jet, enables special cuts to be produced for customers. The Service Center also features a comprehensive portfolio of material for welding orders and joining. In addition, our staff can provide on-site consultancy to customers in terms of material selection for their projects.