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Titanium Steam Coil in lead lined Anodic tank
Q. Hi Good Folks,
Is there any galvanic type effect that would have to be considered when installing a titanium steam coil into a lead lined anodising tank?
The tank itself is live during plating, and the titanium coil will be touching the tank in the solution.
The anodising runs at ~20 °C, with 15%v/v sulphuric acid.
We previously used a lead clad steel steam pipe, but it developed a crack that lead to steam getting into the tank.
A big effort ensued to get the acid out of the tank, and all the services to it removed and the tank taken out so we could lift out the steam coil. Great fun!
Thanks for any advice on this that anyone can give.
- A rainy rock in the Irish sea
July 10, 2023
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