RathGibson tubing supports clean, renewable energy source

August 4, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, is dedicated to protecting the environment. This commitment is most evident in the company's support of geothermal power generation. RathGibson has supplied tubing to plants that utilize this renewable source of energy, which produces electricity by using the earth's natural heat and steam sources to run generator/turbine units.

Lean Duplex 2003™* tubing is being used in power generation facilities in Southern California's Imperial Valley. These plants take steam from superheated water reservoirs located in the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area (SSKGRA) to generate at least 327 net megawatts. RathGibson has also provided corrosion resistant materials, including duplex stainless steel and super-ferritics, for use in other high-quality modular geothermal power plants.

"RathGibson is proud to play a role in providing electrical energy in an environmentally-friendly manner," said Dave O'Donnell, Director, Process and Product Development. "Geothermal energy has minimal environmental impact with near-zero carbon emissions, while helping the world reduce its dependence on expensive fossil fuels."

*Lean Duplex 2003™ is trademarked by Allegheny Ludlum Corp.

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