Published: Jan 1984
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The excellent corrosion resistance of titanium in many chemical process environments is generally well known. Some of the reasons for the usually good but sometimes disappointing performance are not so well understood. Information is provided which helps to explain important effects of environmental conditions, inhibitors, metal purity, surface treatments, anodic protection, and alloying. A better understanding of these factors can result not only in wiser applications and better performance but also in extending titanium to a wider range of usage in some of the more hostile environments. Factors which have undesirable effects are also discussed along with suggestions on measures which may be taken to enhance performance.
titanium, titanium alloys, corrosion, passivation, inhibitors, anodizing, applications, pitting, breakdown potential
Technical consultant, Canfield, Ohio