TITANIUM FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AND SYSTEMS
Titanium was first used in chemical plant in the mid-1960’s. Its outstanding resistance to corrosion in oxidising chloride environments, sea water and other aggressive media were rapidly established. In several processes titanium is the first and only choice for effective plant performance and acceptable levels of life cycle cost.
Costs of material and its fabrication have both stabilised and titanium equipment, properly designed can compete with most of the more common but usually less effective corrosion resistant alloys.