|About this Abstract
||Ti-2015: The 13th World Conference on Titanium
||10. Industrial, Marine, and Other Applications
||A Highly Corrosion Resistant Titanium Alloy for Use in the Chemical Process Industry
||Suresh Divi, James Grauman
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A new titanium alloy was developed for the chemical process industry (CPI). This alloy is targeted for use in very aggressive environments that have traditionally utilized palladium stabilized titanium grades, or high end nickel alloys. The corrosion resistance of the new alloy is similar to or better than that of ASTM grade 7 titanium, the most corrosion resistant titanium alloy available. The advantage for the CPI is that this titanium alloy does not utilize expensive alloying materials, thus, metal costs are dramatically reduced. Lower costs imply that this new alloy could also serve as a general replacement for commercially pure titanium while offering far superior corrosion resistance. The alloy behaves like ASTM grade 2 (UNS 50400) titanium in terms of processing and fabrication, while offering higher strength. This paper presents the alloy development process with emphasis on the corrosion behavior and anticipated applications for the new alloy within the CPI.