Titanium is Used in the Oil and Gas Sector
Titanium plays an important role in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Companies in the construction, engineering and refining industries also rely on titanium for its toughness and corrosion resistance. For example, pipes are now often made from titanium to ensure long-term durability. In areas where seawater is present, such as seabed mining, titanium’s superior corrosion resistance has proven essential.
Titanium is an ideal material for the manufacture of heat exchangers, pumps and valves. It can be used for data logging related equipment such as tankers, instrumentation and submersibles. In addition, titanium cathodic protection anodes are often used in subsea applications.
Titanium has become the material of choice for downhole tubular components used in oil and gas wells. Its corrosion resistance and strength at high temperatures and pressures (high pressure, high temperature) are unsurpassed, and it even has some resistance to stress corrosion cracking. This makes it particularly suitable for this type of application.