Choose an Alloy
At NeoNickel, we offer a range of Titanium alloys that provide high strength-to-weight ratio and outstanding resistance to corrosion in the harshest working environments.
With half the density of nickel alloys, stainless alloys and duplex / super duplex alloys, titanium offers a significant cost to weight ratio for key applications in markets which include : Aerospace, Oil & Gas, FPSO production vessels (floating production storage and offloading vessels), Power Generation, Desalination, Chemical Process, Bio-Medical, Motor Sport, Sports Equipment and many other markets where material performance is critical.
|Plasma Arc Welding||Automatic||Commercially pure titanium, titanium grade 2, titanium grade 5, titanium grade 7, 9 and 12||0.5 – 8 mm||Fairly fast||Suitable for cross-sectional and seam welding of pipes.
Good for repeatability.
|TIG Welding (TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas )||Manual||Commercially pure titanium, titanium grade 2, titanium grade 5, titanium grade 7, 9 and 12||Up to 100 mm||Slow||High flexibility for complex fabrication|
|MIG (MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas)||Mutometic /Manual||Titanium grade 2 and titanium grade 5 (Ti6Al4V)||0.5 – 10 mm||Fast|
|LASER Welding||Titanium grade 1, titanium grade 2, titanium grade 5, titanium grade 7, 9, 12||0.5 – 6 mm||Very fast||Expensive setup.
Good for repeatability.
Less distortion when lower heat input
Titanium alloys are also selected based on their high strength, corrosion resistance and high-temperature properties i.e. resistance to oxidation, creep, fatigue and stress-rupture failure.
There is no doubt that Titanium and its alloys play a major part in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Chemical Process, Power Generation, Desalination, Bio-Medical, Motorsport and Sporting Equipment industries.
Key properties of Titanium and its alloys are:
- Low density (relatively light-weight)
- Exceptional erosion and erosion-corrosion resistance
- High fatigue strength in air and Chloride environments
- High fracture toughness in air and Chloride environments
- Low modulus of elasticity
- Low thermal expansion coefficient
- High melting point
- Excellent cryogenic properties
- Non-magnetic property
- High intrinsic shock resistance
- High ballistic resistance-to-density ratio
- Nontoxic, non-allergenic and fully biocompatible
- Very short radioactive half-life
Titanium alloy applications:
- Power generation – surface condensers, condenser tubing, plate heat exchangers, turbines, cryogenic vessels
- Oil & gas – Shell and tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, piping systems, valves and pumps, prop shafts, propellers, cryogenic vessels
RELATIVE PROPERTIES OF TITANIUM AS COMPARED TO OTHER ALLOYS
|Properties||Titanium||Ni Alloys||Aluminium||Alloy Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Corrosion Resistance (water)||GOOD||GOOD||POOR||POOR||GOOD|
|Corrosion Resistance (gases)||GOOD||GOOD||POOR||MEDIUM||MEDIUM|