The number of employees taking time off because of mental health has increased threefold in the last twenty years. These statistics come from DAK, a leading German health insurance supplier. DAK issued a new report stating why German employees are falling ill. Germans are missing work because of anxiety, depression, and stress. The report said one in eighteen workers took at least one day off work due to mental health issues.
Last week I was asked again: “Why there are two specifications existing and what is the difference between NACE MR0175 and NACE MR0103?” This led me to think about whether this topic also concerns other end-users and therefore I have summarized all important key data in my current article.
NACE is short for National Association of Corrosion Engineers. The NACE Association, founded in 1943, has produced more than 100 standards. It recommends materials for Oil & Gas Industries. What is its mission? “To protect people, assets, and the environment from the effects of corrosion and sulfide stress cracking.”
The energy sector has passed through various atmospheric and process environmental challenges. How big is the challenge? It depends on the region, application, process media, and industry. It is also not limited to these factors. One of these challenges is Chloride Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking (CISCC).
CISCC is one of the most common reasons for steel deterioration. It attacks austenitic stainless steel components in the petrochemical industry.
Corrosion can lead to catastrophe. It has the potential to discharge toxic substances and stored energy. Austenitic stainless steels are iron-based alloys that contain 19 percent chromium and 9 percent nickel. These steels have high corrosion resistance in most aqueous and atmospheric settings because of passivation by a thin layer of chromium oxide. Humid and wet environments containing chloride ions can cause pitting. It also causes crevice corrosion of austenitic stainless steel components.
Many companies use 300 series stainless steel. It offers excellent resistance to general corrosion. However, even 300 Series stainless steel is susceptible to CISCC.
A leader’s real power lies in his resilience. Resilience is a character that holds great leaders in decisive moments. Take some time to look at all the individuals who have prospered in their respective careers. You will learn that at some point in their careers, they all were struggling.
As you already know, every business or organisation exists to satisfy certain needs, solve specific problems and meet customer demand. Without customers for the products and/or services your company offers, you have no business in business.
Requirements are not very high in the regular refrigeration market, which includes supermarkets and industrial applications. But things are different in the Petrochemical as well as Oil & Gas Industry. As an expert for industrial valves, I often notice that the demand for high-quality valves has increased significantly in these industries. But what is the reason? Let`s find it out!