Titanium (Ti)

Titanium (Ti) can be used as a specialized sheath material for MI cable and high temperature thermocouples. In this case it offers good resistance to corrosion in a wide range of substances.
Titanium can also be included in stainless steel alloys: AISI 316Ti and AISI 321. The addition of titanium helps prevent carbide precipitation and thus avoids intergranular corrosion and improves mechanical strength. .

Titanium’s physical properties

  • Melting point: 1725°C
  • Excellent mechanical strength between 150°C and 470°C
  • Resistant to
    • Oxidizing acids
    • Inorganic chloride solutions, moist chloride gas and chlorinated organic compounds
    • Salt water and sea water

These properties apply to the stainless steel titanium alloys, only the temperatures vary as follows:

 Maximum working temperatureMelting point
AISI 316Ti900°C1370°C
AISI 321 1090°C1350°C

Industrial applications of titanium

Used as a sheath material for MI cable that is exposed to highly corrosive substances and high temperatures.When added to stainless steel it creates an alloy that is especially chosen for welded components and high temperatures, corrosive environments. Such industries would include:

  • Aircraft exhausts & manifolds
  •  Jet engine parts
  • Stack liners
  • Welded equipment
  • Chemical processing equipment

Kamet’s titanium products

Kamet can supply titanium MI cable and thermocouples with a minimum diameter of 1 mm and maximum diameter of 6.35 mm. With the TC wires K, N, J, E, T, B, R, S. Please contact us directly for any questions you may have.