In chemical processes, the use of Titanium Heat Exchangers has been found to be a cost-effective method of resisting leaks from corrosion on a process line. The following information provides additional background on Titanium, its characteristics, strengths, and how a Titanium Heat Exchanger could be the answer to corrosion in your system.
Life Cycle Benefits of Titanium Heat Exchangers
Titanium Heat Exchangers are highly cost-effective over the entire life cycle of the equipment. Properly maintained, Titanium Heat Exchangers can operate for decades, making them a very economical choice.
Titanium Heat Exchangers can:
- Provide an extended service life compared to other materials of construction
- Eliminate expensive downtime due to equipment failure
- Do away with requirement for spare parts inventory
- Provide superior corrosion resistance
- Deliver high heat transfer efficiency
- Accommodate high steam pressure to reduce required surface area
- Eliminate breakage during handling, installation and operation due to fully-welded metal construction
Titanium the Metal
Titanium is one of several metals which fall into the category of reactive metals or corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs). Reducing or oxidizing environments, with or without chlorides, and temperatures up to 1200°F, are all possible with this group of exceptional materials. In addition to high resistance to uniform corrosion attack, CRAs can be very successful against pitting, crevice and stress corrosion.
Titanium is used as the material of construction for Heat Exchangers in chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas and other industrial manufacturing environments. In these processes, aggressive fluids, often at very high temperature and or pressure, come into contact with equipment surfaces, testing the strength and corrosion resistance of the material.
Considered the workhorse of the reactive metals, Titanium is readily available. More Titanium goes into corrosion-resistant equipment fabrication than all other reactive metals combined. Please see Applications of Titanium for a more in depth look at additional uses for Titanium that includes some comparative corrosion resistance data, media, concentrations and temperatures.
Our Technical Resources area also has a complete section on properties and corrosion resistance for Titanium.
Titanium Heat Exchanger Designs
TITAN offers a full range of TEMA-type Titanium Heat Exchangers. Utilizing both HTRI and AspenTech thermal design software, we can custom design a Heat Exchanger to fit your application. TITAN’s Heat Exchanger designs take advantage of loose-lined, solid, and explosive clad tube sheet options based on the mechanical demands of the application.
TITAN manufactures pressure equipment in accordance with all major international design standards and pressure vessel codes.
Manufacturing capacities include diameters up to 120″ diameter, 300’ in length and weights up to 200 tons.
Titanium Corrosion Resistance
TITAN Titanium Heat Exchangers are used in a wide variety of environments. To view a list of materials where Titanium is commonly used, please visit Applications of Titanium.
For a general guide on corrosion resistance, temperatures and concentrations please see TITAN’s publication, “Corrosion Resistance of Metals in Various Chemical Media” for additional information.*
*Note: Final selection of material must be based on actual evaluation of the metal in the corrosive medium.
In addition to Titanium Heat Exchangers, TITAN regularly designs, engineers and fabricates the following types of Titanium custom process equipment:
- Titanium Columns and Towers
- Titanium Pressure Vessels
- Titanium Reactors
- Titanium Spargers
- Titanium Pipe
- Titanium Piping Systems
Contact us by phone if you have need for unique Titanium equipment at (805) 487-5050 or toll-free (877) 487-5050 or email email@example.com. Our experts can also let you know if a different reactive alloy might be a better fit your application.