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Clad Equipment

TiFab manufactures heavy wall titanium-clad equipment for high-pressure and high-temperature applications in the Chemical/Petrochemical and Oil & Gas industries. Example products include Titanium-clad-steel Reactors, Crystallizers, Columns, and Heat Exchangers.

Thickness can go up to a 5" thick wall on vessels and over 10"; diameter on heat exchanger tube sheets.

Clad Materials of Construction:

  • Titanium clad steel

  • Zirconium clad steel

  • Inconel clad steel

  • Hastelloy clad steel

Explosion Clad Vessels

All of our clad equipment is explosion bonded. Explosion cladding is a welding process that uses explosions to bond two dissimilar metals while retaining the mechanical and corrosion properties of both parent metals. The process is most commonly used to clad steel with a thin layer of corrosion-resistant alloy metal, such as titanium or zirconium.

explosion clad vessels
explosion clad vessels

Titanium to Carbon Steel Explosive Bond

Special fabrication techniques are involved with welding explosion clad materials. Titanium and zirconium cannot be welded to steel, so the use of a batten strip must be employed to connect pieces of explosion bonded plate together.  TiFab has employed these techniques for over 35 years.  


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