Vanadium is a ductile metal that has certain similarities to
steel. As a result, vanadium sheet is a thin sheet product that has a
square shape. The plasticity of the material manifests itself up to the
temperature limits of 370 degrees, at higher marks the element will
there should be no cracks or gaps or protrusions on its surface. As for the thickness, it depends on the purpose of the product and its further production. It can vary from one millimeter to one centimeter. The color of the metal is light silver, similar to steel.
Vanadium sheet production
To begin with, vanadium itself is mined using titanomagnetite, iron or copper-zinc-lead ore. Workpieces of a certain shape and size are made from it.
Then the vanadium metal billets are melted.
The last step is rolling and cutting the material.
Application of vanadium sheet
Like many other metal products, a thin-leaf square can be used in aggressive environments. It is used as a component for a wide variety of objects. For example, vanadium is used to make petrochemical equipment, sheathing the coatings of satellites, nuclear reactors, spacecraft and other special-purpose equipment.
The material is also successfully used in the construction of tall buildings, due to its strength and durability. Vanadium sheet has found application in the construction of river and sea vessels. For this, steel is taken with a metal content of up to ten percent. Vanadium has good corrosion resistance and excellent energy conservation. That is why almost one hundred percent vanadium is used for the manufacture of batteries. It is also used to create screens and machine tools in the chemical industry, parts for X-ray installations and electrical devices.
Depending on the need, vanadium sheets are provided to the consumer in annealed or unannealed form. Following the standards, the average tensile strength of the metal should be 300 MPa. However, deviations in the norm by twenty percent are also allowed.