Reactive metals such as titanium and zirconium are long trusted by chemical plant owners, operators, and licensors for corrosion-resistance in demanding high-pressure and high-temperature piping systems. However, these metals are costly and may have design and reliability limitations including toughness and crack growth concerns when used in solid form. Cladding titanium or zirconium alloys to the interior of carbon steel or stainless-steel pipe with very well characterized mechanical properties offers the anti-corrosion benefits of reactive metals at a significantly reduced cost.

NobelClad has developed a unique cladding process that greatly exceeds the loose-lining process, allowing for a substantially higher mechanical integrity across the entire piping system. The product is marketed as DetaPipe™ and can be formed into pipes and elbows and soon into tees, ranging from 3-inch NPS (80 DN) to 30-inch NPS (750 DN). The new pipe adheres to the ASME B31.3 standards and withstands pressure ratings from full vacuum to well above 70 bar (1000 psi). Pipe spools have several connection types such as ANSI B16.5 or ANSI B16.47 flanges, including other commercially available energized seal options.

During this presentation, the authors will present the general mechanical properties and attributes of this clad pipe product, and how it offsets the concerns of using solid refractory metals when handling acids such as acetic acid, acrylic acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, urea, and many more.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 · 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Steve Mabry
Pipe & Cylindrical Product Manager, NobelClad
Steve Mabry has worked at NobelClad for 6 years previously as Technical Sales Manager and is currently NobelClad’s Pipe and Cylindrical Clad Product Manager. He has over 30 years’ experience working with chemical, downstream and refining fabrication focused on vessels and heat exchangers. He previously worked at Titan Metal Fabricators, Mersen and AstroCosmos in California.
Mary Page Bailey
Senior Associate Editor/Moderator
Mary Page Bailey has been an editor with Chemical Engineering since May 2013, after working five years as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. During her time with Univation, she designed equipment for numerous Unipol polyethylene plants and attended a plant startup in China. She holds a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma.