Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, titanium is widely used as a material for various chemical reaction vessels and heat exchangers and has been widely used in petrochemical, salt making, electric power, seawater desalination, marine engineering, and other fields. However, titanium has a shortcoming, that is, it is difficult to process, which leads to higher costs. This problem is particularly prominent when used as a structural component. At present, the effective solution that people have come up with is to use the titanium-clad steel plate.
The titanium-steel clad plate refers to a metal-clad plate coated with titanium with good corrosion resistance on the surface of the ordinary steel plate. It not only has the strength of an ordinary steel plate as a structure but also has the corrosion resistance of titanium metal. The most important thing is that the cost has been greatly reduced, so it is widely used in various fields.
At present, there are three main manufacturing methods for titanium-clad steel plates, namely, the explosive-clad method, the thick plate rolling method, and the continuous hot-rolling method. The titanium-clad steel plates manufactured by the explosive-clad method and thick plate rolling method are thick plates and are mainly used as corrosion-resistant construction materials. The titanium-clad steel plates manufactured by continuous hot rolling are thin plates, and the main application field is marine civil engineering.
The manufacturing of petrochemical and chemical container equipment is the traditional application field of titanium-clad steel plate materials, and its consumption has always been the first. Titanium has good stability in various acid, alkali, and salt media in the chemical industry. Therefore, titanium-clad steel plates play an irreplaceable role in petroleum refineries and chemical plants.
Titanium also has special corrosion resistance to bleaching agents such as chlorine dioxide, chlorous acid, and chlorite. Thus, titanium-clad steel panels also have important applications in bleaching equipment in the textile printing and dyeing industry and papermaking industry.
Titanium and its alloys have excellent resistance to seawater, chloride solution corrosion, and fluid erosion resistance. The evaporation chamber made of titanium-clad steel plates has good effects on slowing down corrosion and preventing salt scaling on the evaporation tank wall, prolonging the production cycle, and improving the salt quality, which greatly reduces the use cost of salt factory equipment.
Titanium and titanium alloys have excellent resistance to seawater, chloride solution corrosion, and fluid erosion, and titanium is non-toxic and harmless, which makes titanium-clad steel plates an ideal material for seawater desalination equipment.
Thick cladding (multilayer ≥ 8mm), large plate width (single sheet area ≥ 20m) titanium-clad steel plate is the main material for condenser tube sheets in nuclear power equipment, and the demand is very large, and the application prospect is very broad.
In summary, the titanium-clad steel plate has excellent corrosion resistance and strength and is an ideal material for the manufacture of equipment in a corrosion-resistant environment. With the continuous improvement of the production process of the titanium-clad steel plate, its application will be more extensive and common.
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