The following webinars on stainless steels have taken or will take place. All ISSF webinars are free of charge. If you would like to receive notifications for upcoming webinars, please contact Jo Claes (claes@issf.org).

Coastal Structures: Protecting our People

28 January 2021
Session 1: 08:00 CET: register here
Session 2: 15:00 CET: register here

37% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast. Climate change will cause major damages to coastlines and low-level land masses, due to the rise of sea water levels and more frequent extreme events. Major investments will be needed to minimise the damage to land, people and economies. A marine environment corrodes steel and most other metals due to the high Chloride content in the sea water. Using stainless steels in critical places in these structures will provide a long-lasting solution.

Wasting Fresh Water: Stopping Systemic Failures

Around one third of valuable treated drinking water is lost through leaks in distribution systems. Not only in developing cities, even the capital cities of major economies are losing far more water than is sustainable. In Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei they have installed corrugated stainless steel water service pipes; a system which avoids leaking at joints, reduces the number of joints, prevents residues building up in pipework and resists seismic shocks. Even though the impression might be this must be a high cost option, it is not in the long term. Learn more about this system that can save millions of cubic metres of fresh treated water, reduced overall costs and reduced GHG emissions.

This webinar has ended. You can find the recording here. A brochure with more information is available here.

Future Mobility: Dumping Fossil Fuels

25 March 2021
Session 1: 08:00 CET: register here
Session 2: 15:00 CET: register here

Our world is changing fast and needs to change fast! Since the use of fossil fuels in vehicles are one of the most significant factors polluting our environment, affecting not only the air we breathe, but also the land and the water we need, solutions must to be found to minimise GHG pollution. Amongst available and developing solutions, green hydrogen is a booming alternative with all the right credentials. Stainless steels will be needed in every step of the production and use of green hydrogen; to produce the hydrogen, to transport and store the hydrogen and in the vehicles that are powered by hydrogen. Learn about all the options for the use of a fully recyclable, highly corrosion resistant family of materials with cryogenic attributes to effectively support the development of the Hydrogen economy.

Understanding corrosion

Material decay and corrosion are natural processes. Almost all materials will in one way or another decay over time. The effects of corrosion in our daily lives can be seen both in our households, but also in the infrastructure we use to e.g. travel from home to work or school and in the industrial facilities that produce what we need to have comfortable and healthy lives.

Even materials, which we believe to be resistant to corrosion like stainless steels, do corrode in certain circumstances. To protect materials from corrosion we first have to understand why it occurs after which we can find solutions to avoid it as much as possible.

Avoiding corrosion means we can save costs and in extreme situations even save lives.

Webinar details


  • How do we consider material decay and corrosion?
  • Delaying or preventing material decay?
  • Corrosion types in Stainless Steels
  • The corrosion timeline
  • Preventing corrosion; the key considerations


Date and time
Thursday 24 September 2020

This webinar has ended. If you missed it, feel free to watch the video: https://youtu.be/0XYVQ5pelTU
For more information, please contact Jo Claes (claes@issf.org)

Building Bridges for Generations

There are hundreds of thousands of bridges in the world, including over 600,000 in the USA alone. More and more bridges are being built to increase our connectivity. They provide essential trading links between regions and countries. The costs of ongoing maintenance or/and replacement is huge over time and is becoming an unsustainable approach.
Many Bridges are now in a poor condition. Many of these structures were built after World War II with a projected life of 60 years. Bridge usage has been much heavier than planned and the recent approach of cutting maintenance costs has become commonplace resulting in many undesirable safety outcomes.
Life Cycle Cost (LCC) evaluations using stainless steels in critical components of bridges consistently shows the benefits of providing operation with very little maintenance over a lifetime exceeding a century. Stainless steels offer an extremely attractive way of providing structural integrity over unlimited time, as a direct result of their high strength and durability and their excellent corrosion resistance that resists all climates and weather conditions. Whilst the material acquisition costs of stainless steels are higher than competing materials, the massive reduction in lifetime maintenance costs mean that choosing stainless steels becomes the significantly lower cost option over the service life. Furthermore, the reduction in CO2 emissions by avoiding standing traffic during bridge maintenance regimes is another compelling benefit.
Building bridges using stainless steels means building safe bridges for generations.

Webinar Details


  • Introduction to stainless steels
  • Global challenge: build resilient infrastructure
  • Building Bridges for Generations
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Q&A

Thursday 9 July 2020

This webinar has ended. If you missed it, feel free to watch the video: https://youtu.be/e-lURWiXJt0
For more information, please contact Jo Claes (claes@issf.org)

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