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Nickel steel

The ever increasing demand for energy is forcing natural gas more and more into the foreground.

The most economic alternative for transportation over long distances is in its liquid state since liquefaction reduces the gas volume by a factor of 600.

The transportation and storage of liquid natural gas and other liquid gases however requires extremely low temperatures from down to -320 °F. The water quenched cryogenic nickel steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe fulfils all requirements placed on steels for liquid gas containers today. Its high nickel alloying content up to 9 % ensures toughness at the lowest temperatures and thus forms the basis for the safe transportation of liquid gas.

We supply the right steel for each temperature range and its respective area of application.


  • Outstanding mechanical properties
  • Temperatures down to -320 °F
  • High toughness at lowest temperatures
X12Ni5 (12Ni19)

Steel for pressure vessels

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe offers cryogenic nickel steel for liquid gas vessels and pressure vessels as well as sourgas resistant pressure vessel steels.

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Energy requirements are increasing worldwide. The energy supply of the future requires among other things intelligent materials allowing a responsible handling during the generation, distribution and use of energy. Steels made by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe are an ideal material for the multifaceted energy industry meeting the high technical requirements on the material in terms of temperature, pressure and surface resistance.

Industry Energy

Plant Engineering

Modern machinery and plant engineering needs innovative technologies and reliable as well as high-quality materials. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe develops and manufactures products that both technically and economically belong to the most efficient products of our time.

Industry Plant Engineering

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