A major industrial application for titanium remains in heat transfer applications in which the cooling medium is seawater, brackish water, or polluted water.
Plate and frame heat exchangers are used extensively in power plants, refineries, air conditioning systems, chemical plants, offshore platforms, surface ships and submarines.
The life span and dependability of titanium in this application are well documented.
The initial cost of titanium in this application is not only competitive at the time of installation, but over time the life cycle costs are lower as a result of lower maintenance costs.
Titanium coil and sheet consumed in this application is a commercially pure grade and products and readily available.
Products used in this application include: