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    TITANIUM TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

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    Update time : 2017-07-24

    Heat Transfer
    A major industrial application for titanium is in heat transfer applications for which the cooling medium is seawater, brackish water or polluted water. Titanium condensers, shell and tube heat exchangers, and plate and frame heat exchangers are used extensively in power plants, refineries, air conditioning systems, chemical plants, offshore platforms, surface ships and submarines.
    Millions of feet of welded titanium tubing are in power plant condenser service, and there have been no reported failures due to corrosion on the cooling water side.
     
    DSA-Dimensional Stable Anodes
    The unique electrochemical properties of the titanium DSA make it the most energy efficient unit for the production of chlorine, chlorate and hypochlorite.
     
    Desalination
    Its excellent resistance to corrosion, erosion, and high condensation efficiency make titanium the cost-effective and dependable material for critical segments of desalination plants. Increased usage of very thin walled welded tubing makes titanium competitive with copper-nickel.
     
    Extraction and Electro-Winning of Metals
    Hydrometallurgical extraction of metals from ores in titanium reactors is an environmentally friendly alternative to smelting processes. Extended lifespan, increased energy efficiency, and greater product purity are factors promoting the usage of titanium electrodes in electro-winning and electro-refining of metals like copper, gold, manganese and manganese dioxide.
     
    Medical
    Titanium is widely used for implants, surgical devices, pacemaker cases and centrifuges. Titanium is the most biocompatible of all metals due to its resistance to attack by body fluids, its high strength and its low modulus.
     
    Hydrocarbon Processing
    The need for longer equipment life, coupled with requirements for less downtime and maintenance, favor the use of titanium in heat exchangers, vessels, columns and piping systems in refineries, LNG plants and offshore platforms.
    Titanium is immune to general attack and stress corrosion cracking by hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, brines and carbon dioxide.
     
    Marine Applications
    Because of high toughness, high strength and exceptional erosion/corrosion resistance, titanium is currently being used for submarine ball valves, fire pumps, heat exchangers, castings, hull material for deep sea submersibles, water jet propulsion systems, shipboard cooling and piping systems.
     
     
     
     
     
    Chemical Processing
    Titanium vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, agitators, coolers, and piping systems are utilized in the processing of aggressive compounds, like nitric acid, organic acids, chlorine dioxide, inhibited reducing acids and hydrogen sulfide.
     
    Structural/Architectural Applications
    Titanium’s use as an architectural material is rapidly gaining worldwide acceptance. Its corrosion resistance, light weight, strength, durability, soft metallic appearance, and almost unlimited life span give titanium a cost-effective edge over other materials. Typical areas include roofs, ceilings, exterior wall panels, sculptures and monuments.
     

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