STP516: A Study of Factors Affecting the Hydrogen Uptake Efficiency of Titanium in Sodium Hydroxide Solutions

    Covington, LC
    Senior research engineer and manager, Titanium Metals Corporation of America, West Caldwell, N. J.

    Feige, NG
    Senior research engineer and manager, Titanium Metals Corporation of America, West Caldwell, N. J.

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1972


    Abstract

    An electrochemical technique is described for estimating the tendency of titanium to absorb hydrogen on prolonged exposure to caustic solutions. Unalloyed titanium appears to be quite resistant. A possibility of localized hydrogen absorption and corrosion due to iron contamination is described. Ways of avoiding this problem are suggested.

    Keywords:

    corrosion, corrosion tests, titanium, hydrogen, sodium hydroxide, electrochemistry, polarization (charge separation)


    Paper ID: STP35422S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35422S


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