Titanium for Corrosive Applications in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Presented by:

Bill MacDonald – Technical Sales Director at TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation and Special Metals Corporation
Charles (Chuck) Young – Metallurgist and Business Development Manager at Tricor Metals

Sept 7th, 2022 @ Forest Club

**Please note the venue change**

Presentation Summary:

Titanium is well known for its exceptional corrosion resistance in aggressive aqueous oxidizing environments that are often encountered in the production and processing of petrochemicals.  Selection of a particular alloy is dependent on material properties, part geometry, service conditions and the manufacturability of the alloy.  Generally, titanium is competing with other alloys, such as stainless steels, nickel alloys, zirconium, polymers and sometimes ceramics; hence a number of factors weigh into the decision as to whether to select titanium, and then to decide on the alloy.  The first part of this talk is review of the general aspects of titanium metallurgy that impact alloy selection related to this industry. The presentation will include alloys currently in service along with newer alloys and manufacturing concepts. The second part will include information on equipment design, fabrication and application of the various CPI-related titanium alloys, with an emphasis on lowest initial cost as well as lowest life-cycle costs. A comparison of titanium alloys with other MOCs will be made, with specific examples of process vessels, heat exchangers and general piping, to show the versatility of this unique alloy system to combat corrosion.

Speaker Bio:
Charles (Chuck) Young is the Metallurgist and Business Development Manager for Tricor Metals, Wooster, Ohio. Tricor Metals has been a premier fabricator of corrosion-resistant alloys (SS, duplex SS, nickel alloys, titanium, zirconium and tantalum) for the chemical processing industry for over 30 years and carries over 1 M pounds of titanium in inventory at their two locations – Ohio and Texas. Chuck earned BS and MS degrees in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and an MBA from Ashland University in Ashland, OH. Chuck has over 45 years’ experience in technical sales and marketing in metals industries, specializing in the uses of corrosion-resistant materials. He has been with Tricor Metals for over 12 years and has additional experience in the titanium, specialty metal, clad metal, copper flat roll and tubing as well as the zinc and galvanizing industries. He is a member of AMPP and serves as a Board member for the Materials Technology Institute and on the Global Industrial Committee of the International Titanium Association. Chuck lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, step-daughter and 3 small dogs.

Bill MacDonald Technical Sales Director for TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation and Special Metals Corporation.  He is responsible for business development and commercial activities in the oil & gas, industrial and emerging market sectors.  Current projects include development of a new titanium alloy for geothermal casing and oil & gas subsea products and improved hydrogen embrittlement resistance in precipitation hardened nickel alloys.  Bill brings over 35 years work experience in the metals industry including R&D and commercial roles in the titanium, steel, magnesium, nickel and aluminum industries.  He sits on numerous AMPP(NACE), API, ASTM and ASME committees. Bill graduated from MIT in 1993 with a Ph.D. in Metallurgy after obtaining MSc and BSc in Engineering at Queen’s University in Canada.  Bill is a licensed Professional Engineer, and resides near Philadelphia PA.

Location: The Forest Club (9950 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX, 77024 US)


  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Networking and Social Hour
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 7:00pm – 8:15pm: Technical Presentation
  • 8:30: Event Ends


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