All metalworking components are not the same. It is important to understand the different types of metalworking materials and forms in order to decide which will be most beneficial for your specific needs. To help you get started, today we are going to explain Zirconium Fasteners. Keep reading to find out what they are, why they are used, and their applications.
What are Zirconium Fasteners?
Zirconium Fasteners are made from the chemical element Zirconium (Zr). Zirconium is a lustrous, grey-white, strong transition metal. To a small extent it even resembles titanium. They have mechanical and physical properties that make them perfect for metalworking.
Why are They Used?
Primarily they are used for their unique properties. Zirconium fasteners are exceptionally resistant to corrosion by acids, alkalis and seawater. They specifically have great corrosion resistance to hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, organic acids, nitric acid, acetic acid, and sodium hydroxide. As a result, they are typically used any time strong acids are present and for corrosive services that are too severe for stainless steels, nickel alloys, and titanium.
What are Their Applications?
In past decades, about 90% of zirconium produced every year was consumed by the nuclear industry. Recently, however, as people get increasingly familiar with Zirconium fasteners and their benefits, more applications have been found in various industries. The chemical industry has been particularly interested in Zirconium Fasteners due to its outstanding corrosion resistance. The most common fasteners of this type are grades Zirconium 702 and Zirconium 705.
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