Keeping the spark alive

Nickel alloys for spark plug ignition

Dean Jobb - March 08, 2013

Spark plug

Designers of internal combustion engines big and small – from the compact four-cylinder motor under the car’s hood to room-sized power plants – require reliable spark plugs to keep their creations running smoothly. And spark plug manufacturers in turn rely on nickel alloys to build reliable, durable electrodes to keep their plugs firing dependably.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.