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.
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