Expert Testimonials

Honeywell Corrosion Solutions

Engineering Team Leader Dr. Brian Chambers from Honeywell shares his  experience with Tantaline® treated autoclaves used in highly corrosive sour gas (H2S).

General Atomics

"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."

Material Selection Resources

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."


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Technical Publications

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.


Optimizing Implantable Grade Metals

QMed,  MPMN October 2011, Volume 27, No. 8


Metal Selection for Severe Corrosive Applications

Valve world Magazine, Vol 16(8), October 2011, pgs 79-83.


Tantaline® Surface Alloy Process as an Alternative to Solid Corrosion Resistant Alloys

White Paper by Flowserve, August 2011


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.


Tantalum Surface Alloys: Next Generation of Corrosion Protection

Euro-Corr 2010.


Choosing Specialty Metals for Corrosion Sensitive Equipment

Chemical Engineering and Progress (CEP), July 2010, pg 62-66.


Tantalum Surface Alloys Prevent Corrosion

Advanced Materials and Process, June 2010, pg 23-25.


Tantalum Surface Alloys: New Extremely Corrosion Resistant Materials

Flowserve Materials Newsletter, December 2009, 9(1).


Tantalum Surface Alloying of Parts for Corrosive Hydrogen Production Process

Advanced Materials & Process, August 2009; pg 44.


Specialty Metals - Facts at Your Fingertips

Chemical Engineering Magazine, June 2009; pg 33.


Metal Valves for Highly Corrosive Applications

Valve World Magazine, November 2008; pg 61-65.


Valves and Specialty Metal Materials

Chemical Engineering Magazine, October 2008; pg 38-41.


New Wear and Corrosion Resistant Solutions...

Bo Gillesberg, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center, Rio de Janeiro, October, 2007.