World production of this metal was almost exclusively for use in aeronautical and space applications. Titanium alloys are common, readily available engineering metals that compete directly with stainless and specialty steels, copper alloys, nickel, etc.


Titanium resists corrosion in slightly reducing, neutral and highly oxidizing environments up to high temperatures. Withstands the action of aggressive acids except in high concentrations of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid which rapidly destroy other metals such as stainless steel. It is widely used in the chemical and petrochemical industry, also in the construction of parts exposed to salt, such as pieces of boats and water plants.


Titanium alloys are used in aircraft and space rockets. Titanium and its alloys are applied in aircraft construction basically to build aircraft structural slabs, discs ventilation vanes and turbine blades. The property has titanium being resistant to corrosion allows some of its alloys are widely used in shipbuilding where propellers and shafts rudder, heat exchangers, condensers and pipelines in plants that use seawater as a coolant are manufactured, because contact with salt water is not affected.

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