Titanium is the cornerstone of our value proposition. It represents a total commitment to using only the best material available for sea water service. A myriad of operational problems are solved when corrosion, erosion and fouling are eliminated.
Titanium tubes, tubesheets and water boxes are the foundation of the industry’s best marine heat exchangers. All the surfaces exposed to sea water are TIG-welded under an Argon atmosphere, and the water boxes will never erode or wash out.
Titanium is difficult to work with and costs more than copper-nickel. However, the “total cost of ownership” is less, because Titanium heat exchangers never need to be replaced. Savings accrue to the boat owner through the elimination of downtime, repairs, and loss of revenue.
Sea water contains chlorine (Cl), one of the most corrosive elements on earth. Chlorine attacks steel, copper and aluminum and these materials don’t do well in condenser / heat exchanger service.
Titanium is the solution to this problem because it is completely unaffected by the chlorine in sea water. Titanium is extremely tough and is unaffected by high tube velocities in our condensers and heat exchangers. Turbulence is beneficial in the tubes and provides a “self-scouring” mechanism so marine growth is minimized, and heat transfer rates are maximized.