Stainless steel’s role in nuclear power generation

Nuclear power accounts for about 10% of the world’s electricity generation, according to the World Nuclear Association. Stainless steel is used across the supply chain from nuclear fuel manufacture, through to power generation in nuclear reactors to the reprocessing of used fuel and waste processing and containment for storage and disposal.

Stainless steel’s superior corrosion resistance properties make it ideally suited to many applications in the nuclear sector from service water piping systems to reactor cores to containers used to store nuclear waste.