Volume 24, Issue 2 (March 1996)
Commercial Applications of Zirconium Explosion Clad
Applications of process equipment manufactured from zirconium clad are reviewed. Six specific applications are summarized. These include two extensively used chemical process heat exchanger applications, three pressure vessel applications, and a kiln application. Clad fabrication processes are discussed. Clad specifications and common inspections and tests are reviewed and production test data are summarized. The compiled data indicate that zirconium-clad equipment provides reliable performance in environments in which zirconium is commonly used.