Stainless steel is one of the safest and most durable stainless steel materials on the market, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
It’s also one of America’s most popular brands, with the stainless steel that makes up its brand name.
But as the industry faces increasing consumer concerns about its health and environmental attributes, the American Welding Association has become more vocal about the durability and safety of its material.
Bloomberg News reached out to the Welding Alliance to ask what lessons can be learned from the industry and how it can continue to work towards improving the quality of stainless steel.
The industry has made some strides in improving the safety of stainless, says David Ruhl, director of sustainability and sustainability policy for the Welders Association.
The group supports efforts to address concerns about corrosion and the impact it can have on the environment.
The association is working with companies to make improvements to its certification process, he said.
For instance, it is working to provide better information on the chemical composition of the stainless used in keurigs and other stainless-steel-cooler systems, Ruhsays.
It also is working on a “certification process” for the stainless-cadmium-based keurags that are used in its stainless steel anchor brand.
But the association says its biggest challenges come from the use of a less-than-stellar material, such as aluminum.
The metals in stainless are so weak that they can fracture or even explode if they are exposed to a high-voltage, high-temperature environment, says Ruh.
That is where the group is working towards creating a new material that is both stronger and more durable, he says.
That means using metals that are more stable in the environment and can withstand a higher temperature.
“We want to make sure that when we are using stainless steel we are taking the extra precaution that we can do it safely and effectively,” Ruh says.
“There are some very serious issues that we have to address.
And that is where we have made significant progress,” Rufl adds.
He says the group has worked to improve the certifications process in recent years, particularly with the use in keurligs of an aluminum alloy.
That process makes the alloy stronger, but it also makes it more susceptible to corrosion.
But the industry has been slow to make a dent in the problem.
Ruhs says the Welded Group has had several discussions with the aluminum industry about improving its certification.
In the meantime, the group plans to continue its efforts to improve and expand the certification process.
“There’s a lot of room for improvement,” Ruel says.
The Welded has also worked with the American Chemical Society to provide a better certification process for the aluminum alloy used in the stainless keurag.
But even as the organization tries to improve its certification processes, it’s taking more aggressive action to help the industry improve its products, Ruel adds.
“It’s going to be hard to go from a certification that’s pretty good, to a certification of the material that’s really good,” he says, noting that he expects the group will need to continue working on the certification issue as well.
But he does not expect the industry to completely shut its doors anytime soon.
He says the industry needs to keep working on improving its certifications, even if it means moving from a manufacturing process that has been successful to one that is more environmentally friendly.
“This is not going to go away,” Ruzl says.
“But we’re trying to keep this in the conversation.”
The Hill has reached out for comment from the Weld-Trucks Association.