ecognized for excellence in leadership as the Co-Champion of the MTI 2022 Global Symposium

Congratulations to Chuck Young, recognized for excellence in leadership as the Co-Champion of the MTI 2022 Global Symposium

Chuck Young, Tricor Metals Business Development Manager and Metallurgist, was recognized for excellence in leadership as the Co-Champion of the MTI 2022 Global Symposium held in Orlando in February. Congratulations to Chuck, all of the award recipients and speakers for another excellent conference!

In 1977, The Materials Technology Institute was founded to provide like-minded Chemical Processing Industry engineers with crucial research and resources, collaborative opportunities and trusted answers to industry challenges. The founding engineers met at the 1976 NACE Conference in Toronto, Ontario and realized that if they pooled their collected resources and brainpower, they could significantly increase their abilities to leverage funding for research. Founders Bob Puyear and Bert Krisher of Monsanto, Paul Dillon and George Elder of Union Carbide and Warren Pollock of DuPont shared the vision of a collaborative network of industry experts and major companies working to solve major CPI issues.

The first Membership Meeting was held on February 23, 1977. Organization structures such as the Board of Representatives (BOD) were then developed with intent of bringing together representatives from member companies to approve funding for research projects, technical programs and technology development. The projects in particular became a key value for MTI members, allowing them to achieve high return on investments by finding new answers to challenges they could not solve on their own. 

Now, MTI and its member companies around the world continue to provide global leadership in materials technology research and solutions. MTI has compiled over four decades of not-for-profit research, resources and collaborative efforts, and continues to foster lasting partnerships with its member companies. 

Tricor Metals is a proud member and supporter of MTI!

Heat Exchanger

Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

Shell and tube heat exchangers are the most widely used type of heat transfer in the chemical processing industry because of their flexibility in design and ability to handle fluids with varying levels of solids.

Titanium, which has been in the heat exchanger service for almost 60 years in refineries and nuclear power facilities, offers several different alloy grades that can be used in heat transfer equipment in the chemical process industry.

Titanium is the material of choice for many corrosive chemical environments, including oxidizing chloride solutions (including seawater) and chlorine-based bleaches.

Link below to view Tricor brochure and our exchanger photo gallery

Tricor Metals has extensive fabrication and design experience with ALL of the most advanced metals for corrosion-resistance!

Shell and tube heat exchangers are the most widely used type of heat transfer in the chemical processing industry because of their flexibility in design and ability to handle fluids with varying levels of solids.

Titanium, which has been in the heat exchanger service for almost 60 years in refineries and nuclear power facilities, offers several different alloy grades that can be used in heat transfer equipment in the chemical process industry.

Titanium is the material of choice for many corrosive chemical environments, including oxidizing chloride solutions (including seawater) and chlorine-based bleaches.

Link below to view Tricor brochure and our exchanger photo gallery.

Tricor recives the MTI Annual Value Award

About the MTI Annual Value Reward

The MTI Annual Value Award recognizes members that have realized quantifiable value from successful application of knowledge gained through their MTI membership. Examples could include, but are not limited to:

  • • Incorporation of training or procedures developed and delivered by MTI
  • • Application of technical knowledge obtained from MTI Projects or Publications
  • • Savings and efficiencies realized from information gained at live TAC forums, structured forum presentations, or through MTI’s online technical forum
  • • Solutions obtained via MTI’s network of experts and member representatives
  • • Producer-supplier joint projects that have delivered value to the companies or the industry. (There is no limit to how many companies can be included on a single Value Award application that focuses on a collaborative effort benefiting more than one organization).

Tricor Metals uses MTI publications and networking as a significant part of our plan to educate sales personal to better assist customers as a technical source for MOC (materials of construction).

Tricor Metals uses the MTI publications as a part of any literature review to develop possible MOC alternatives to end users to save capital expenses for major equipment decisions.

When receiving an inquiry where the end user is uncertain of what MOC to use we may conduct a literature search along with our own metallurgical knowledge and experience to offer alternatives.  This can save substantial cost for the end user by allowing then to choose an MOC for less cost and still maintain required corrosion resistance.  The publications also allow internal training resources to develop an understanding of MOC’s and their application as well as to understand the key physical, mechanical and metallurgical aspects of the metals and alloys.

Large Titanium Pipe

Titanium Pipe – Common IPS sizes available from stock. Custom rolled & welded cylinders and pipe spooling is available too.

It’s about the film…  Titanium is protected from corrosion by its stable, protective, and strongly adherent oxide film. Titanium’s strong affinity for oxygen causes the oxide film to form instantly when a fresh surface is exposed to air or moisture.  

Titanium is only attacked by a few substances, most notably, hydrofluoric acid, and anhydrous conditions.   In some cases very small amounts of metal ions in solution, passivates titanium against corrosion assault – furthering titanium applicability in some of these regions. 

Our corrosion chart can help you begin your material selection for your process. We recommend corrosion testing to best determine titanium’s specific applicability in your process.  We can supply corrosion coupons for your evaluation. 

Titanium usually permits designing with zero corrosion allowances for the piping wall thickness resulting in further cost savings.

Tricor Metals has extensive inventories of commercially pure grade 2, and titanium-palladium (Ti-Gr7) seamless and titanium welded pipe (ASTM B861 / B862) in a wide range diameters and schedules.  

We also keep a broad inventory of titanium butt-weld pipe fittings – elbows, tees and stub ends. 

We can also design and build custom rolled and welded cylinders, and custom fittings.

And we can fabricate pipe spools to your specifications. 

Joe Newland

In Memory of Joe Newland

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Newland. Joe was an icon in the industry with over 45 years selling, promoting and processing titanium. Joe spent most of his years at Tico Titanium in the Detroit area. The past eleven years he had been with Tricor and was a key factor in our success in conversion and forging sales at our Plymouth, Michigan sales office.

Joe had been involved with Habitat for Humanity and had helped build many houses around the world; he was proud to have worked with President Jimmy Carter on many of these projects. He also had a passion for the Ford Fairlane and had collected many over the years. Joe had mentored many and will be missed by all.

‐Mike Stitzlein

Corrosion Resistant Port Liners

Corrosion-Resistant Port Liners

Need more corrosion-resistant port liners for your plate heat exchanger? No problem!
We can refurbish your plate heat exchanger to ‘good as new’ condition.

In this case, we replaced corroded stainless steel liners with C-276
( better than new)!

Tricor Metals Field Welding Teams

“The Tricor crew did very good job. They were very prepared, equipped, professional and skilled. Your hard work gaining site access for your crew via ISN/DESA was challenging along with the added material needed during the job.” We’re proud of our field welding teams.
Titanium Welding

Titanium Filter Vessels

Titanium filter vessels. We are proud to be the ‘go-to’ fabricator for filtration OEMs. We also build C276 or Duplex SS filter vessels. ASME-code quality.
Titanium fliter vessels