There is no single “magic” material suitable for all applications. In fact, it is true to say that material selection is project and situation specific and often financial decisions may be overriding.

However, it is critical, when designing any new structure, that all possible materials be evaluated. Should we use mild steel, GRP, ductile iron or a high-grade specialty stainless steel? Only after careful consideration of the start-up and operating conditions as well as environmental factors, life expectancy and engineering design requirements, can a well-considered decision be taken.

It is essential that both broad experience as well as an independence of commercial bias related to product supply, is required. Isinyithi is well positioned to give opinions and recommendations borne out of experience and metallurgical and corrosion knowledge which will aid in the most appropriate and cost-effective material selection for a project.