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Industrial experience with titanium

Abstract

Titanium is a reference material for the construction of waste containers in the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program. It has been in industrial service for over 30 a, often in severe corrosion environments, but it is still considered a relatively exotic material with limited operating history. This has arisen because of the aerospace applications of this material and the misconception that the high strength-to-weight ratio dominates the choice of this material. In fact, the advantage of titanium lies in its high reliability and excellent corrosion resistance. It has a proven record in seawater heat exchanger service and a demonstrated excellent reliability even in polluted water. For many reasons it is the technically correct choice of material for marine applications. In this report we review the industrial service history of titanium, particularly in hot saline environments, and demonstrate that it is a viable waste container material, based upon this industrial service history and operating experience. (author) 83 refs., 17 tabs., 3 figs.
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AECL-11750; COG-97-4-I
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; PA: AIX-30:039703; EDB-99:090482; SN: 99002142626
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 83 refs., 17 tabs., 3 figs.; PBD: Sep 1997
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CONTAINMENT SHELLS; CORROSION RESISTANCE; CREVICE CORROSION; HEAT EXCHANGERS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SALINITY; TITANIUM
OSTI ID:
681697
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Pinawa, Manitoba (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99632206; TRN: CA9900186039703
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99632206
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
63 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Ikeda, B M, and Shoesmith, D W. Industrial experience with titanium. Canada: N. p., 1997. Web.
Ikeda, B M, & Shoesmith, D W. Industrial experience with titanium. Canada.
Ikeda, B M, and Shoesmith, D W. 1997. "Industrial experience with titanium." Canada.
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title = {Industrial experience with titanium}
author = {Ikeda, B M, and Shoesmith, D W}
abstractNote = {Titanium is a reference material for the construction of waste containers in the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program. It has been in industrial service for over 30 a, often in severe corrosion environments, but it is still considered a relatively exotic material with limited operating history. This has arisen because of the aerospace applications of this material and the misconception that the high strength-to-weight ratio dominates the choice of this material. In fact, the advantage of titanium lies in its high reliability and excellent corrosion resistance. It has a proven record in seawater heat exchanger service and a demonstrated excellent reliability even in polluted water. For many reasons it is the technically correct choice of material for marine applications. In this report we review the industrial service history of titanium, particularly in hot saline environments, and demonstrate that it is a viable waste container material, based upon this industrial service history and operating experience. (author) 83 refs., 17 tabs., 3 figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1997}
month = {Sep}
}