Quakertown, PA, August 6, 2015 – Penn Stainless Products, a full-service distributor and processor of stainless steel products, is presenting a free technical seminar on stainless steels featuring Hira “Dr. Metals” Ahluwalia, PhD, as part of the company’s Stainless Steel University. The seminar will feature in-depth tutorials on:
- How to get the best out of stainless steel
- The science behind stainless steel
- The impact of corrosion on society
- High temperature properties
Stainless steel surfaces should be clean, smooth, and free from heavy surface oxides and contamination to provide optimum performance. During fabrication, the surface can alter and degrade corrosion resistance properties. Fabrication can contaminate the surface with free iron and other deposits, damage the passive film through chromium depletion, and damage the surface mechanically. After fabrication, it is essential to restore the properties by appropriate techniques. Participants will learn simple techniques to reduce the risk of corrosion during the fabrication process.
The event will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry Township, in Butler County, PA, on September 15, 2015, beginning at 9:00 am (registration opens at 8:00 am). Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tickets can be ordered on the Penn Stainless website at http://www.pennstainless.com/ssuniversity/. Seating is limited to 50 people.
About Dr. Metals:
“Dr. Metals”, Hira Ahluwalia, Ph.D., is a scientist, metallurgist, materials and corrosion consultant to some of the world’s largest industrial consortiums, and president of Material Selection Resources, Inc. Dr. Metals has served as chairman of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and is a recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Service Award. He has published over 20 articles.
About Stainless Steel University
“Domain expertise is highly critical, given the technical and metallurgical challenges facing many of our customers,” according to Penn Stainless President, Jim Seward. “We are a service center that believes in providing material solutions – not just raw materials. Dr. Metals has lengthy experience in dealing with corrosion and related metallurgical topics for multiple industry segments. We are very excited to have his considerable breadth of knowledge to support our customers.”