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Why is Zirconium used in the manufacturing of Vessel Heads?

Zirconium

Zirconium is a silver-gray transition metal that easily forms stable compounds. Zirconium is a type of element that is capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers. The melting point of zirconium is 1855 °C and is used in high-temperature applications. Its excellent resistance to corrosion allows it to be used as an alloying agent in materials that are exposed to robust environments.

Applications and industries where Zirconium is used:

  • High temperature resistant equipment or parts such as blades, combustors and vanes in jet engines and stationary gas turbines.
  • Zirconium is used in Space and aeronautic industries where resistance to extreme heat is crucial.

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