SSAB Weathering steel cost-effectively reduces weight for heavy transport vehicles

SSAB Weathering steel is a perfect match for heavy cargo transport equipment. Railway rolling stock and steel shipping containers are exposed to extreme conditions that can vary immensely within a few hours of travel, be it rain, sun, wind or snow.

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SSAB Weathering steel is optimal for transport equipment

Weathering steel is ideal in changing climate. Weathering steel requires changeable wet and dry conditions in order for the oxidation process to take place and provide the unique patina layer of protective rust that it is known for.

Freight and transport equipment made from weathering steel has increased longevity. This makes weathering steel the optimal choice of high-strength steel in trains.

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3 reasons why SSAB Weathering and heavy transport is a perfect match

Low start-up and maintenance costs

A key reason why SSAB Weathering steel is used for freight transport and steel cargo containers are low maintenance costs. The patina layer that is created during the oxidation process protects the paint layer when it is damaged.
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Reduced costs by extending painting lifetime

The paint layer is not eternal. It will be damaged sooner or later in use. With SSAB Weathering steel, scratch in the paint layer do not lead to fast exfoliation of surrounding paint. Any damages in the paint layer that occur will heal themselves. When there is a scratch or crack through the paint layer a protective patina forms on the steel surface. This protective layer seals-off the damaged area and prevents corrosion under the paint. This improved corrosion resistance dramatically decreases maintenance and repainting intervals.
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High-strength steel in trains and steel shipping containers

Railway wagons and shipping containers made from high-strength SSAB Weathering steel are extremely strong, hard-wearing and relatively light. Add the corrosion-resistant properties, and you get railway wagons and containers that can handle greater payloads for longer with lower energy requirements. Weathering steel is optimal for most transport industry steel applications.

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How much corrosion can weathering steel resist? All steels oxidize after some time, but some more than others. When choosing the thickness of the steel, you should take corrosion levels into account.

If you choose to use weathering steel without painting it, you will save dioxide emissions. If painting, you still have reduced CO2 emissions because you would not have to repaint the steel as often as with a regular carbon steel.

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