Volume 24, Issue 2 (March 1996)
Ti Roll-Clad Plate: More Cost-Effective Plate Products for Utilizing Titanium and Zirconium Alloys in Chemical Processes
A new family of hot roll-bonded composite reactive metal plate products, known as Ti Roll-Clad Plate, was developed and offers significant cost savings over solid Ti Grade 7, Zr 702, Ni Cr-Mo, and Ni-Mo alloy plate for construction of chemical process equipment. Favorable economics with these plate products stem from more efficient reactive metal utilization, a simple plate manufacturing process, and applicability of conventional fabrication/welding methods. Numerous cladding metal and backer alloy combinations are possible for these plates, permitting optimization in alloy corrosion resistance and economics for process equipment used in the chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutic industry.