Roll-bonded shell plates, heads and cones in plain-carbon steel from a single source means optimum processing for our customers. The base materials are ideally matched during production. The large range of steel grades cover a wide spectrum of application possibilities.
Boiler and apparatus construction
Pressure-vessel steels made by voestalpine Grobblech GmbH are found in the equipment and boilers in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Creep-resistant pressure-vessel steels withstand even the highest temperatures in these areas of application. They are especially suited to use in hot-application pressure vessels
We supply high-strength CrMo and CrMoV steels for the reduction of wall thicknesses in thick-walled pressure vessels. Our customers use the high-strength P460 NL2 mod grade for plates and heads in LPG tank trucks. Cryogenic 9% nickel steels with toughness down to minus 196 °C are used in the construction of storage tanks for liquefied natural (LNG) gas. We also supply heat-treatable fitting steels (WPHY) in as-rolled condition.
We provide heavy shell plates in selected steel grades, in thicknesses up to 200 mm and higher unit weights up to 24 tons based on ingot-cast pre-material. We also manufacture pressure vessel steels in sour-gas-resistant design for our customers.
HICfit pressure vessel plates for sour service
The voestalpine product family HICfit stands for pressure vessel plates for sour service and is characterized by their excellent resistance against hydrogen induced cracking (HIC).
HICfit heavy plates are made of slabs produced in our own steel plant. All measures to ensure highest cleanliness of steel are applied during production. This especially includes steel making via the LD process, originally invented and optimized by voestalpine, and the state of the art soft reduction process during continuous casting.
Sourgas-resistant steel grades
|ASTM/ASME||S/A 516, S/A 537 Cl.1|
|EN 10028-2||P265 GH, P295 GH, P355 GH|
P275N/NL1/NL2, P355 N/NL1/NL2
From a single source
We are a single-source supplier of shell plates, heads and cones in carbon steel and in roll-clad condition. The main benefits for our customers are as follows:
Steel grade standard
Unalloyed and alloyed creep-resistant steels
P235, 265, 295, 355GH
Fine-grain structural steels for pressure vessel construction
P275 NH, NL1, NL2
P355 NH, NL1, NL2
P460 NH, NL1, NL2
Nickel-alloyed cryogenic steels
(S)A 203 Grade D, E
(S)A 387 Grade 11 Class 2
(S)A 387 Grade 12 Class 2
(S)A 387 Grade 22 Class 2
(S)A 516 Grade 60, 65, 70
(S)A 537 Class 1, 2
(S)A 533 Type B Class 2
(S)A 738 Grade A, B
5–150 mm (dependent on thickness and steel grade)
3,950 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade; quenched and tempered up to 3,800 mm max.)
18,700 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade; quenched and tempered up to 13,200 mm max.)
At least 2 tons per line item (dependent on thickness and steel grade)
20.0 tons max. per single plate
Heavy shell plates made of ingot-cast pre-material
We supply heavy boiler plates in selected steel grades, in thicknesses up to 200 mm and unit weights up to 24 tons based on ingot-cast pre-material.
(S)A 516 Gr 60, 65, 70
(S)A 387 Gr 11 Cl.2
(S)A 387 Gr 12 Cl.2
(S)A 387 Gr 22 Cl.2
(S)A 537 Cl.1, 2
(S)A 542 Type D Cl.4a
(S)A 533 Type B Cl.2 (other steel grades upon request)
3,400 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade)
13,200 mm max. for quenched and tempered plates (9,000 mm max. for thicknesses 150–200 mm)
24 tons max. per single plate