Titanium is a progressive metal that found its use in increasing number of applications since its discovery in 1795. Represented by its chemical symbol “Ti”, atomic number 22, atomic mass 47.88, and position as Group 4 element in the Periodic Table, titanium is known for its great traits or properties. Titanium and its compounds have become very popular in modern society. Titanium and its alloys are widely used in many industries for large number of applications. Aircraft, spacecraft, building construction, armored vehicles, and jewelry industry are the most users of this metallic element’s alloys. These alloys exhibit excellent performance in any industry they are put to use.
Interesting properties of titanium
Pure titanium metal can exist as a dark gray, shiny metal or as a dark gray powder. Chemically, titanium is quite unreactive and doesn’t combine with oxygen at room temperature. Thus, it doesn’t get oxidized. Interestingly, small amount of nitrogen or oxygen makes it stronger. It is brittle at room temperature, but higher temperatures make it malleable and ductile. It has very high melting and boiling points as well. Titanium pipe making is the major use of this metal which is due combination of its several unique properties.
Titanium is unmatched
Though extraction method of titanium is challenging, yet its applicability offers feasibility to face various challenges of the industry. Titanium pipe use is one example that eradicates multiple worries of the industries arising in course of use of pipes of steel or other metals. The strength and durability of titanium pipe is unmatched because it can withstand rudeness of the environment and any other harsh situation without causing harm to the equipment. In this way, the industry also saves big on recurrent costs on equipment maintenance, despite paying high price for titanium. As an anti-corrosive metal, titanium can feasibly be used for making pipes that are used for flow of corrosive liquids and chemicals over and under the ground.