Titanium is most demanded metal in the modern world which has dominated most other metals, mainly steel and some alloys, due to its exceptional properties. The main reason for exceeding demand of this metal in industrial, medical, manufacturing, aerospace, and military sectors is its low density and high strength which no other metal can offer. Its resistance to corrosiveness is also a significant property to consider this metal suitable for many applications. This metal can easily be transformed into sheets, wires, bars, ducts, and more desired forms and shapes.
Titanium pipe in process equipments
titanium pipe is one of the best forms to use this metal in industrial applications. The chemical and petrochemical industries, having focus on corrosion resistance, use process equipments such as process vessels, valves, tanks and heat exchangers.
They make use of welded titanium pipe to manufacture these equipments. The specific alloys of titanium such as titanium beta C alloy are also used in some applications like nickel hydrometallurgy oil and gas downhole. The pulp and paper industry is another example which makes use of titanium-based process equipments. Wet chlorine gas in bleachery and Sodium chloride are the corrosive media in this industry, but the problem can be overcomed by the use of titanium. Sputtering targets, wave soldering, and ultrasonic welding are other good examples of using titanium pipe in their process equipments.
Titanium pipe applications
Titanium has ultra-corrosion resistance and this property promotes use of titanium metal in many potential applications. Grade 2 Titanium is typically used. Since titanium pipe is mostly used in chemical processes where probability of corrosion exists. For example, titanium spools are manufactured for chemical processing to make assemblies. Grade 1 and 2 are available grades, but Grade 2 is most used for many reasons. Both grades can be used in multiple applications such as oil and gas production, hydraulic lines, heat exchangers, chemical plants, exhaust tubing, drive shaft tunnel supports, and many more.