NIOBIUM FOR CPI AND PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONSH.C. Starck offers tantalum patch kits, repair sleeves and parts for dependable repair of glass lined equipment used in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. A patch kit assembly consists of a tantalum slotted stud, hex nut, disc and teflon gaskets. Tantalum has proven ideal for such repairs because it is one of the most corrosion resistant materials available. Its resistance to acid attack is comparable to that of glass and platinum.
Chemical Processing IndustryH.C. Starck customers in the chemical processing industry rely on corrosion resistant tantalum and niobium products for a wide range of applications. These include linings for heat transfer equipment, piping and valves.
Pharmaceutical IndustryTantalum has many applications in pharmaceutical plants. Tantalum products are preferred because they resist corrosion, preserve product purity and offer the versatility of allowing the customer to use the same processing equipment for many applications.
Repair PartsH.C. Starck offers tantalum patch kits, repair sleeves and parts for dependable repair of glass lined equipment used in the CPI. Tantalum has proven ideal for such repairs because it is one of the most corrosion resistant materials available. Its resistance to acid attack is comparable to that of glass and platinum.
Niobium Sheet and Plate
Niobium sheet and plate are supplied with a cold-rolled and chemically-cleaned surface. Because of their strength and workability, very thin sheets of niobium can be clad to other surfaces, providing superior corrosion protection and cost effectiveness.
Depending on your specifications and needs, all of our niobium sheet and plate are visually inspected for slivers, laminations, excessive roll marks and handling scratches.
Niobium rod is worked cold from ingot to final diameter. Forging, rolling, swaging, and drawing are used singularly or in combination to reach the desired size. Proprietary techniques have been developed by H.C. Starck to overcome the metal's extremely high-galling tendencies.
Rod is generally supplied with a forged surface above 1-3/8" diameter, and a swaged or drawn finish in smaller diameters. Rod, preferably unannealed, may be centerless ground to improve diameter tolerances. The minimum diameter for centerless grinding is .125". Rod to a maximum of 1/4" and wire may be supplied in coils or straightened and cut to length.