The term ‘tanker’ often brings to mind an image of the great supertankers plying the seas, carrying bulk and refined oil. These behemoths can have capacities exceeding 400,000 deadweight tons (dwt). Chemical tankers are smaller, typically 5,000–40,000 dwt, but are no less important to the world economy. Because chemical cargoes can be extremely corrosive, many of these ships are built with molybdenum containing stainless steel tanks for longevity, safety, and flexibility.
Duplex stainless steels, in particular, are increasingly specified for the demanding conditions that the vessels must withstand.
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