Titanium was first discovered in 1791 by William Gregor, a Reverend in England who had a keen interest in minerals. Several years later it was also re-discovered in the ore Rutile by a German chemist called Martin Heinrich Klaproth. (He also discovered Uranium, Zirconium and Cerium.)
The pure form of the elemental metal titanium was not made until 1910.
The metal was formed by Matthew A. Hunter, a metallurgist and inventor from Auckland, New Zealand.
Origin of name: Titanium is reference to “Titans”, the sons of the Earth Goddess in Greek mythology.
Titanium Pipe Fittings, Tube Fittings and Valves
Titanium is known for its strength and surprisingly lightweight properties. It is used in the Oil and Gas industry, Aerospace industry and even used as the main alloy for medical implants .
Titanium Pipe Fittings
Waverley Brownall manufacture both low and high pressure pipe fittings in Titanium. We have specialised in the use of high performance alloy fittings manufacturing for over 40 years.
From our headquarters in the UK, we distribute our Oil & Gas fittings and valves across the world. With customers in South Africa, Italy and the United Arab Emirates.
Our pipe fittings are known for their consistent quality and remarkable durability.
Titanium Tube Fittings And Valves
We manufacture single and twin ferrule compression fittings. These fittings have been supplied to some of the biggest companies the Oil and Gas industry. Contact us for information on product sizing, material and features. An engineer will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
To enquire about our tube fittings and valves in titanium, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Titanium: A True Super Alloy
From being used as raw material in 3D printing methods, to supplying the International Space Station with strong titanium piping – titanium is a true super alloy.
Titanium is an alloy well suited to many industry applications. The categories include; Chemical processing, Marine and Offshore, LNG, Mining, Solar Power, Geothermal, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical.
*For guidance on titanium’s corrosion resistance, temperatures and acidic concentrations please contact Waverley Brownall.
Waverley Brownall hold stock of raw titanium and finished fittings and valves. We can manufacture to order, with deliveries aiming to be no more than 6 weeks for the majority of our instrumentation.
The Aqueous Corrosion Resistance Of Titanium
- Titanium resists all forms of corrosion from fresh or seawater to temperatures up to 260C.
- Titanium tubing and instrumentation products have provided trouble-free seawater services for many industries
- Titanium scored excellent on our Aqueous Resistance chart for Seawater and Chlorine (wet).
- Upon exposure to air, the titanium alloy forms a passive oxide coating which protects the metal from further oxidation
More information can be seen on our special metals page.
Here at Waverley Brownall, we hold a moderate amount of stock of Titanium raw material and finished products.
Our engineers can help you with technical questions, ordering and advise you on the use of titanium for large or small projects.