Industrial – Power Generation

Downtime at a power plant is a very expensive proposition.  It  has acknowledged that 30% of the downtime of power plants was a direct result of steam turbine failure.  Titanium was the solution in this failure situation.  6AL4V titanium turbine blades in critical areas has proven to increase the efficiency and life of low-pressure turbines while at the same time reducing downtime and maintenance.  The use of titanium is responsible for the reduction in  downtime and maintenance creating  cost savings and efficiencies in operations.

In addition to the blades, commercially pure titanium condenser and auxillary heat exchanger tubing has been designed in to power plants applications specifically because  of their unlimited life span, and due to the corrosion properties of titanium.  Titanium tubing can be specified without having to design in a corrosion allowance.   In calculating a cost-benefit analysis, titanium is the material of choice  in these power generation applications.

Products used in this application include:

Bar, Plate, Tubing