NEW YORK Allegheny
Technologies Inc.s (ATIs) 2003 lean duplex
stainless alloy has been selected for topside secondary and
outfitting structural components on a "major offshore project"
in the North Sea, the company said.
The 2003 alloy was selected "to
solve both corrosion and weight concerns," Pittsburgh-based ATI
"For years, 316L austenitic
stainless and coated carbon steel have been used for these
offshore applications. Recent reports have highlighted
undesirable chloride pitting and corrosion cracking with 316L
and significant maintenance costs with coated carbon steel in
these marine environments," ATI chairman, president and chief
executive officer Richard Harshman said.
The company couldnt be reached for further details on