Engineering Team Leader Dr. Brian Chambers from Honeywell shares his experience with Tantaline® treated autoclaves used in highly corrosive sour gas (H2S).
Where other materials fail between 5 minutes and 50 hours, "Tantaline® treated parts have been performing for 9-12 months. We tried every other option out there and they failed prematurely."
Dr. Hira Ahluwalia on the ruggedness and durability of the Tantaline® tantalum surface alloy. "I found this to be very impressive and would recommend this to my clients."
Here you can read full, referenced studies and articles discussing the power of the Tantaline® surface alloy. The studies examine the performance of specialty alloys in deep oil well acidizing environments, aggressive H2S environments, surgical implants, and new generation energy processes.
Material Selection in Deep Oil Well Acidizing Environments
Stainless Steel World, Vol 23, November 2011, pgs 29-35.
Metal Selection for Severe Corrosive Applications
Valve world Magazine, Vol 16(8), October 2011, pgs 79-83.
Stainless Steel with a Tantalum Surface Alloy Resists Corrosion in an Aggressive H2S Acid Environment
Materials Performance, Vol 50(4), April 2011, pgs 18-19.
Materials Testing for use in Strong Acidizing H2S Environments
Advanced Materials and Process, February 2011, pgs 7-9.
New Corrosion Resistant Materials for Next Generation Energy Processes
Advanced Materials and Process, January 2011, pgs 19-22.
Choosing Specialty Metals for Corrosion Sensitive Equipment
Chemical Engineering and Progress (CEP), July 2010, pg 62-66.
Tantalum Surface Alloys: New Extremely Corrosion Resistant Materials
Flowserve Materials Newsletter, December 2009, 9(1).