MARINE FOULING OF TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGERS

A series of marine fouling experiments were conducted at Freeport, Texas, on two single-pass titanium heat exchangers. The exchangers, which were constructed with commercially pure titanium tubes (5/8-inch (1.59- centimeter)) outside diameter by 30-inch (76.3-centimeter length) and 6Al-4V alloy tube sheets and headers, were operated on natural seawater. One of the exchangers was fed electrolytically chlorinated seawater while the other was run with untreated seawater feed. Velocity and chlorination levels were varied to determine the effect of these two variables on fouling of the titanium surfaces. Operating conditions similar to those that might be expected in shipboard heat exchanger/condenser usage were modeled.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems Department
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21402
  • Authors:
    • Adamson, W L
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAS-75-29
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM