Corrosion-resistant tantalum alloys are used in process applications involving aggressive, acidic environments, but they can experience hydrogen embrittlement. The corrosion resistance, durability, workability and heat transfer properties of tantalum and niobium make them ideal for challenging applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s engineered materials are used to produce condensers, coils, pipe spools, heat exchangers and other components exposed to corrosive fluids.

H.C. Starck Inc.