Aerospace IndustrySeptember 25, 2016
Oil and GasSeptember 25, 2016
USTi got a bid for an ocean project in July. Thousands of USTi brand plates and parts will be used for construction on a ship. A key physical property of titanium is its anti-corrosion response to salt water.
For this reason, it is used to make propeller shafts and other ship components that are regularly exposed to seawater. Long-term, titanium’s exposure to depths of over a mile below the ocean surface have not produced any measurable corrosion.
Pitting and crevice corrosion are totally absent, despite the formation of marine deposits. The presence of sulfides in seawater does not affect titanium’s anti-corrosive qualities as neither do splash and tide zones.