ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INDUSTRY
All energy costs are increasing. Alternative forms of energy will become an increasingly larger portion of the market. The technology of these markets is being developed now. TITAN is helping to solve the corrosion and equipment design problems for these evolving industries.
The hot brines coming out of the earth can be extremely corrosive with complex chemistries. Pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping and accessory equipment are all required. Both Titanium and the high nickel alloys are being used depending on the application and the quality of the brine. Pictured below is a Titanium Grade 12 primary steam generator for very corrosive brine in Southern California; designed and fabricated by TITAN.
Turning biomass into fuel or biorefining, requires the cellulose cells to be broken with acid. The technology is still in its infancy with the industry evaluating different acids, concentrations and temperatures. TITAN is helping with budget equipment design and pricing. Titanium, Zirconium and the Hastelloys® seem to be the front runners.
Pictured below from left to right are: 1) A Titanium column used for biodiesel production. This is one of 15 columns produced by TITAN for installations across Europe and South America. 2) The columns are used with a thermosyphon reboiler. 3) One of the columns as installed in Germany.
This technology produces steam for generating electricity by collecting the suns energy. Mirrors are used to focus the sunlight on a high temperature collector. The material of construction must be able to handle the high temperatures and the molten salt solutions inside the tube. The high temperature Hastelloys will be used for the primary collectors.
If you are involved in these technologies, TITAN can help. We know all the major mills and their metallurgists. Their job is to answer your questions and solve your problems. We can get you in touch with the right people. We can supply you with equipment thermal and mechanical design along with budget pricing. Corrosion test coupons and their analysis can also be supplied. All this free of charge. Just give us a call at 805 487-5050 or by email at email@example.com.
Technical Resources Section
TITAN’s Technical Resources Section is available for you to browse and download from an ever-expanding wealth of information on:
- Corrosion Resistant Alloys
- Fabrication Products
- Corrosion Resistance Charts
- Physical Properties of Chemicals
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