Titanium tubing is a very strong and light material for any application. It is used in many industries because it’s very durable, corrosion resistant and provides good stiffness. It has higher strength than aluminum, has lower density than stainless steel and weighs less per unit volume than copper.
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You may have seen these things before, but do you know what they are? A titanium tube is a hollow cylinder that’s been made by titanium. Titanium is an extremely strong metal and can be used in many different ways, including as a part of airplane parts or to make weapons like the gun. It’s also lightweight, resistant to corrosion and doesn’t rust easily.
But why would anyone want such a thing? Well for starters, the cost of manufacturing them is high—if you want one made from titanium then expect it to cost upwards of $50 per kilo. But if you’re looking for something more affordable there are other options available; both aluminum and stainless steel tubes will work just fine!
Titanium tube is a very strong material. Its weight is about 1/2 that of stainless steel and its tensile strength is much greater than any other metal. It has excellent corrosion resistance and be usually used for Ocean applications; industrial uses include aerospace engine parts and nuclear reactor components; military applications include missile nose cone shrouds, heat shields for rockets etc., civil applications include bicycle frame, golf shaft, wheelchair frame, teacup etc.,
Below are the commonly used specifications:
Seamless and Welded Titanium and Titanium Alloy Tubes
Seamless and Welded Titanium and Titanium Alloy Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers.
Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Seamless Pipe
Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Welded Pipe
Titanium Alloy, Hydraulic, Seamless Tubing 3Al-2.5V, Annealed.
Titanium Alloy, Hydraulic, Seamless Tubing 3Al-2.5V, Cold Worked, Stress Relieved.
Titanium Alloy, Hydraulic, Seamless Tubing 3Al-2.5V, Controlled Contractile Strain Ratio, Cold Worked, Stress Relieved.
Titanium tubes are available in a variety of grades. The most common grades are Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 9 and Grade 5. These grades represent the highest quality titanium tube on the market today and are used in aerospace applications such as fighter jets, commercial aircrafts and even spacecrafts.
(CP1) This is the first of four commercially pure titanium grades, known for its softness and ductility. It provides great formability, excellent corrosion resistance, and high impact toughness, making it the ideal material for applications that require easy formability. This grade of titanium is available as both plates and tubes, making it widely accessible.
(CP2) This is often referred to as the “workhorse” of the commercially pure titanium industry due to its versatility and widespread availability. It offers many of the same features as Grade 1 titanium, but with slightly more strength. Both grades offer excellent corrosion resistance. Furthermore, Grade 2 titanium has excellent weldability, strength, ductility, and formability, making it the perfect choice for a variety of applications.
It also called Ti-6Al-4V, is commonly referred to as the “workhorse” of the titanium alloys, accounting for 50% of total titanium usage worldwide. This alloy offers a number of benefits, including the ability to be heat treated to increase strength, as well as being usable in welded construction at service temperatures up to 600°F. Moreover, Grade 5 titanium offers a great combination of high strength and light weight, as well as excellent formability and corrosion resistance. Due to these qualities, Ti-6Al-4V is the preferred alloy for many industries, including aerospace, medical, marine, and chemical processing.
(0.12-0.25% Pd) This grade is similar in terms of mechanical and physical properties to Grade 2, with the additional element of palladium, making it an alloy. Grade 7 titanium has outstanding weldability and fabricality, and is the most corrosion resistant of all titanium alloys, with exceptional resistance to reducing acids. This alloy is commonly utilized in chemical processes and for production equipment components.
It also called Ti-3Al-2.5V, it offers much more strength than CP titanium, and unlike Grade 5 can be cold worked resulting in moderately high strength and good ductility. It is as weldable as the CP grades and has excellent resistance to corrosion. Ti-3Al-2.5V tubing always used in Aerospace Hydraulic Tube, Bicycle Frame and Subsea titanium housing.
(0.3Mo-0.8Ni) The grade is renowned for its excellent weldability. It is a durable alloy that offers excellent strength at high temperatures and shares many features with 300 series stainless steels. Moreover, Grade 12 titanium can be formed using various methods, such as press brake forming, stretch forming, and drop hammer method, which makes it a highly versatile alloy for a variety of applications. It always used on heat exchangers.
(0.04 -0.08% Pd) Similar with Grade 7, only lower palladium content. Grade 16 improve corrosion resistance is less than Grade 7.
|CP 1 Titanium||R50250||Grade 1||W.Nr. 3.7025||T-35|
|CP 2 Titanium||R50400||Grade 2||W.Nr. 3.7035||T-40|
|CP 3 Titanium||R50550||Grade 3||W.Nr. 3.7055||T-50|
|Ti-6Al-4V||R56400||Grade 5||W.Nr. 3.7164||–|
|High Pd Titanium||R52400||Grade 7||W.Nr. 3.7235||–|
|Titanium-Mo-Ni||R53400||Grade 12||W.Nr. 3.7105||–|
|Low Pd Titanium||R52402||Grade 16||–||–|
|Grade||Al||V||Mo||Ni||Pd||Fe||O||H||N||C||Residual each||Residual total||Ti|
|Titanium grade||UNS||Yield strength|
Rp0.2 MPa min
Rm MPa min
A % min
|Cp Ti Grade 1||R50250||138-310||240||24|
|Cp Ti Grade 2||R50400||275-450||345||20|
|Cp Ti Grade 3||R50550||380-550||450||18|
|Ti Grade 5||R56400||828||895||10|
|Ti Grade 7||R52400||275-450||345||20|
|Ti Grade 9 (Annealled)||R56320||485||621||15|
|Ti Grade 9 (CWSR)||R56320||725||860||10|
|Ti Grade 12||R53400||345||483||18|
|Ti Grade 16||R52402||275-450||345||20|
It is very easy to calculate the weight of titanium tubes. Formula as follow:
（OD – WT）* WT * 0.01416 = Weight of each Meter (Kg/Meter)
OD: External Diameter (Outer Diameter mm)
WT: Thickness of Tube (mm)
For example: Tube Size OD76.2mm * WT 1.2mm * Length 3000mm
Each Meter Weight : (76.2-1.2) * 1.2 * 0.01416 * 3 = 1.274 Kg/Meter
If you don’t want to calculate it by self, you have more easy way to use our online metals calculator.
Titanium is an exceptionally strong and lightweight metal. It can be used in a variety of applications, from bicycle frames, exhaust system to aircraft and military equipment.
Titanium has some of the best corrosion resistance characteristics of any material on Earth. Titanium alloys are typically used in the heat exchanger, reaction and Ocean project. because they’re corrosion resistant.
Titanium has become a new healthy material in the manufacture of civil products because of its natural antibacterial and biotropism. Such as titanium tableware, titanium water utensils, titanium crafts, and medical fields.
There are two main ways to make a titanium tube. The first is seamless tube, which is produced by Rotary Piercing or Extrusion to raw tube billet. Tubes are cold-rolled and heat-treated many times to its final size. Seamless tubes can be made in heavy thickness and more corrosion resistant.
The second method of creating titanium tubes involves welding. Welded tubes are more easy than seamless tubes, Welding machine weld the titanium trips in an automatic line. It’s a faster and cheaper way. any length and have a better smooth finish. especially when the thickness less than 0.8mm. but the welding line will be the headache on corrosion system.
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Titanium tubes are a great choice for any manufacturing process. They have a high strength-to-weight ratio, which makes them ideal for applications that require high loads and pressure. Titanium is also corrosion resistant and has an excellent resistance to oxidation, making it a perfect material for materials in the aerospace industry.