Zirconium – “Zr”
Bar, Crucible, Plate, Rod, Sheet
Zirconium has a strong resistance to corrosion and is widely used in nuclear reactors for cladding fuel elements. The nuclear power industry uses nearly 90% of the zirconium produced each year. Other uses include for high performance pumps and valves. It also has a low absorption cross section for neutrons.
Zirconium is also highly resistant to corrosion by sea water, various common acids and alkalis. It is therefore widely used by the chemical industry where corrosive agents are utilised. The metal is used as an alloying agent in steel and for the manufacture of surgical equipment. The metal super conducts at low temperatures and Zirconium/Niobium alloys are used to make superconductor magnets. Zirconium is used in explosives, as a ‘getter’ in vacuum tubes, in lamp filaments and flash bulbs for photography.
We can also supply and manufacture many parts and fittings to your specifications including: Zirconium Bars, Zirconium Crucibles, Zirconium Plates, Zirconium Rods or Zirconium Sheets amongst others. For any further enquiries please give us a call today.