Tantalum tube is an elongated product with a hollow profile of constant circular cross-section.
Tantalum is a refractory, durable, corrosion-resistant metal. The HDTV grade contains 99.9% of the basic substance. Tantalum pipes are produced by pressing, rolling and drawing, depending on the thickness of the product. To remove the work hardening, the products are fired in a vacuum or protected atmosphere, regardless of the production method.
Such a corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant product as tantalum is able to satisfy the interests of various fields. For example, medicine, the military industry, nuclear power, metallurgy, microelectronics and radio engineering. The wide range of applications is due to its excellent performance.
A product such as tantalum is hard and at the same time plastic, it is successfully processed on various machines, by rolling, stamping and so on. Having a high melting point, which in ideal conditions exceeds 3000 degrees Celsius, it is able to transfer this property to other alloys, being an alloying component.
Also, in metallurgy, it has relevance as a getter component, the purpose of which is to absorb unwanted gas formation in the alloy.
The above industries also use its passivity towards a large number of acids and living organisms. The first is relevant for the chemical industry, and biological inertness is used in medicine, including surgery.
Tantalum tube products are put into operation in environments with the presence of acids such as aqua regia, hydrofluoric acid, sulfuric acid, including, they are in contact with many alkalis. The material is highly resistant to corrosion and rusting.
Tantalum pipes are used in the nuclear and chemical industries. Tubes are part of heat exchangers, coils of chemical devices, distillers, aerators.