Titanium Tubing and Fittings for Deep Submergence Hydraulic Systems

  • Marsh K. Eckhardt


Titanium possesses strength, weight, and corrosion resistant properties ideally suited for deep submergence hydraulic systems. With this in mind the U.S. Navy instituted a study to evaluate titanium tubing and fittings; the results of that study (1) are summarized in this paper.


Hydraulic System Crevice Corrosion Butt Welding Titanium Tubing Fluid Connection 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marsh K. Eckhardt
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  1. 1.Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.SunnyvaleUSA

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