Ansteel Made a Success in 316h Stainless Steel Nuclear Power Fast Neutron Reactor
Currently, Ansteel has successfully achieved the development of 316H Stainless Steel for G4 Nuclear Power Fast Neutron Reactor, and finished the first-round supply, which solved the troublesome difficulties in “Not have to Have”. And Ansteel thus became the only company which manufactured this product with its own strength across the world.
With the development of country’s economy and deterioration of environment, developing and using nuclear power has coming to be the most important part in 10 to 20 years. China has already made a huge progress in the development of nuclear power. And its third-generation nuclear power technology has reached advanced level in the world, not to mention its fourth-generation tech. For the demonstrated G4 Fast Neutron Reactor, it not only has a strategic meaning for China, but stands for the direction on nuclear power sector.
As a demonstrated Fast Neutron Reactor, this project requires a strict secure standard, and 316H Austenitic Stainless Steel will be the crucial material. And this one has huge difference with normal one, especially in ferrite, grain fineness, intercrystallite corrosion and other aspects. And it is the nearly perfect requirements that made the overseas nuclear power stainless steel manufacturing companies refused to submit the tender during the bid.
316H Austenitic Stainless Steel has completely become a troublesome material in nuclear power sector. On January 1st of 2019, leaders from Ansteel held a meeting on the production of 316H Austenitic Stainless Steel, and targeted it as the priority project. To meet the needs of the country, the team undertook the research and development, production as well as the supply of the project. During the producing period, the team overcame lots of difficulties including lack of experience, too many involved production companies, complicated process, strict technical requirements and so on. The team used the advantages of the company, and unties with the subsidiaries of Ansteel, it finally confirmed the producing method for 316H Austenitic Stainless Steel and successfully achieved its development and supply.
Next, the steel project team from Ansteel will continue to carry out in-depth research and development on 316H Austenitic Stainless Steel. Meanwhile, the team will further optimize the production process, improve the process route, reduce the cost and shorten the manufacturing time, and fully support the construction of the 600MW demonstration of fast neutron reactor project for China’s fourth-generation nuclear power plant.