Duplex Stainless Steel Seminar

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) will be hosting a Duplex Stainless Steel Seminar in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg on 17, 19 and 20 February 2014, respectively.

Duplex stainless steels are currently the fastest-growing group of stainless steels. This is because of their attractive combination of mechanical properties with corrosion resistance ranging from 304 equivalence to super austenitic equivalence, depending on the grade.

This seminar is directed at suppliers, end users and project/consulting engineering companies in the mining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, agricultural, chemical, energy and food and beverage industries, to support the increased adoption and growth of duplex stainless steels within both the South African, as well as Sub-Saharan African markets. In addition to providing pertinent information regarding duplex stainless steels, the objective of the seminar will also be to showcase the expertise and capability of the South African manufacturing industry to potential specifiers and users of duplex stainless steels.

The provisional programme includes a varied and exciting mix of presentations with seven South African presentations, five European presentations and one South American presentation.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your customers, contacts or suppliers who may benefit from attending this seminar.


Western Cape - 17 February 2014 – Sports Science Institute, Newlands, Cape Town

KwaZulu-Natal – 19 February 2014  – Sica’s Guest House, Berea, Durban

Gauteng – 20 February 2014  – Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg





Presented by


08h00 - 08h30

The History, Development and Properties of Duplex Stainless Steels



08h30 - 09h00

Welding and Weld Metal Properties of Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steels

Metrode Products Limited, UK


09h00 – 09h30

Effect of Weld Metal Microstructure and Weld Oxide on Corrossion

voestalpine Böhler Welding RSA


09h30 - 10h00

Cored Wires for Duplex Stainless Steels

Welding Alloys Group


10h00 - 10h30     


10h30 - 11h00

Corrosion Testing of Duplex Stainless Steel for use in Solar Hot Water Geysers

Columbus Stainless

11h00 - 11h30

Duplex Grades in Tank Manufacturing


11h30 - 12h00

Designing with Duplex Stainless Steels


12h00 - 13h00


13h00 - 13h30

Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels

Metso ND Engineering

13h30 - 14h00

Manufacturing of Cast Components in Duplex Stainless Steels

Steloy Castings

14h00 – 14h30

Duplex Stainless Steels – The World’s First Engineering Grade  Stainless Steels



14h30 - 15h00


15h00 – 15h30

Use of Duplex Grades for Oil and Gas Exploration in Brazil 

Aperam South America


15h30 – 16h00

Duplex Grades in Mining Industry



16h00 - 16h30

Duplex Stainless Steels and Heat Exchanger Applications

Multi Alloys

16h30 – 18h00



Sassda/SAIW Members - R800.00 (excluding VAT)

Non Members – R1 000.00 (excluding VAT)


  • ECSA Registration (professional engineers and technologists) - SAIMechE-0713-09/16 - 1 Credit

SAQCC IPE – 4 hours

SAQCC CP – 4 hours  


[Click here to book online] or fill in the booking form [click here to download] and fax back to 086 639 4277.

Bookings close on the 7th of February, 2014

Published 21/01/2014 13:29:17 Last Modified 21/01/2014 13:34:06

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