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  • Tantalum Tube & Pipe: Your Reliable Solution for Industrial Applications

    AEM Metal is all about top quality. We pick the best materials and make sure our products are the best they can be. Our tantalum tubes and pipes are known for being reliable and top-notch, especially in demanding applications.

    We make products that fit exactly what you need. Different sizes, shapes, or special features? We can do it. Choose AEM Metal for reliable and top-quality tantalum tubes and pipes. Get in touch to see how we can help your projects.


    Product Specifications: AEM Metal's Tantalum Tubes & Pipes

    Precision Engineering and Design

    AEM Metal's Tamtalum tubes and pipes are engineered with precision. We use advanced design techniques. This ensures accuracy in dimensions and shape.

    Standard and Grades

    Standard: ASTM B521; Grade: R05200, R05400, R05252 (Ta-2.5W), R05255 (Ta-10W)

    Customization Capabilities

    We offer customized sizes, shapes, thicknesses, and a range of finishes to ensure our products precisely fit your project needs.

    Surface Condition of Tantalum Tube:

    Outside surface – Polished, Roughness Ra<3.2
    Inside surface – Depends on the diameter

    Our Tantalum Tube Standard Specifications

    We provide high-quality tantalum tubes and pipes, available in both seamless and welded styles. A variety of standard sizes are offered, and for any specific size requirements not listed, we encourage you to contact us for personalized assistance.

    Outer Diameter, Inch (mm) Diameter Tolerance, Inch (mm), +/- Wall Thickness Tolerance, %, +/-
    <1 (25.4) 0.004 (0.102) 10
    1~1.5 (25.4~38.1) 0.005 (0.127) 10
    1.5~2 (38.1~50.8) 0.006 (0.152) 10
    2~2.5 (50.8~63.5) 0.007 (0.178) 10
    2.5~3.5 (63.5~88.9) 0.010 (0.254) 10

    Physical Property of Tantalum Tube

    Grade Tensile Strength  δbpsi (MPa), ≥   Yield Strength  δ0.2, psi (MPa),≥ Elongation in 1″/2″ Gage Length, %, ≥
     R05200/R05400 30000 (207) 20000 (138) 25
     R05252 40000 (276) 28000 (193) 20
     R05255 70000 (481) 60000 (414) 15
     R05240 40000 (276) 28000 (193) 20

    Why Choose Our Tantalum Tubes?

    Our tantalum tubes are top-notch in quality and reliability. We put a lot of effort into making them the best. They're not just good products, they're solutions that fit what you need perfectly. Let's see why they are the right choice for many professionals.

    Industry-Leading Expertise and Support

    Our team's expertise in tantalum tube manufacturing is backed by over 15 years of experience. Our team's know-how means great customer support. We guiding clients from selection through to application, ensuring optimal use of our tantalum tubes.

    Strictest Tolerance

    Our production process adheres to the strictest tolerances, guaranteeing that each tantalum tube delivers consistent and exacting performance. Our tantalum tubes are produced with a tolerance accuracy of +/- 0.102 mm (Outer Diameter < 25.4 mm).

    Bend Control:

    Our standard tantalum tubes have a bend of less than 2mm per meter. For specific requirements, we can control the bending to be less than 1mm per meter.

    Exceptional Purity Levels:

    Our tantalum tubes boast an impressive purity of up to 99.97%, ensuring top-tier quality and performance in every application.

    Certifications and Quality Standards

    Each tube is crafted to align with rigorous international standards, boasting both ISO certification and adherence to ASTM guidelines.

    Tantalum Tube Applications

    Tantalum and tantalum alloy tubes, including Ta-2.5W, Ta-10W, and Ta-40Nb, are highly valued for their unique properties. They have a high melting point and resist corrosion well. They're also easy to shape and use in cooler temperatures. These features make them perfect for many industries.

    Chemical Industry

    Building reaction containers and heat exchangers. These components are crucial for various chemical processes.

    Aerospace and Defense

    Their strength and durability are crucial in extreme space conditions. Making them ideal for critical components like airplane engines.

    Renewable Energy Systems

    In renewable energy, tantalum tubes are great for outdoors. They're used in solar panels and wind turbines because they're strong and last long.

    Manufacturing Processes for Tantalum Tube

    Advanced Powder Production

    AEM Metal uses advanced chemical reduction to create ultra-pure, uniform metal powders. This process is key for high-quality metal products.

    Mixing Alloys

    Our alloy mixing process is characterized by meticulous precision. This creates alloys with unmatched performance and reliability.

    Precision Pressing and Shaping

    Using state-of-the-art pressing techniques, we mold our metal powders into desired shapes. Our technology excels in producing complex geometries with high precision.

    Cutting-Edge Sintering Process

    Our sintering process employs advanced technology. It bonds powder grains effectively, creating dense and robust sinter blocks. This step is crucial for the durability of our products.

    Forming for Enhanced Durability

    We use unique forming methods to increase material density and strength. Our process ensures our tantalum can withstand rigorous applications.

    Specialized Heat Treatment

    Our heat treatment process is tailored to each product. It fine-tunes the mechanical properties of the metal, ensuring ease of subsequent processing and optimal performance.

    Precision Mechanical Processing

    AEM Metal provides specialized mechanical processing to shape tantalum into various forms. We create rod blanks for seamless tubes and plate blanks for welded tubes.

    Seamless Tube

    To produce our seamless tubes, we follow a precise process that includes Extrusion and Rolling, culminating in the final seamless tube. This streamlined approach ensures high-quality and consistency in our tube manufacturing.

    Welded Tube

    Our welded tube production involves a methodical process beginning with Rolling, followed by shaping Raw strip material. This is then welded to form the Welded tube, ensuring a high standard of quality and structural integrity in our final product.


    Tantalum Tube: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyer

    What is Tantalum Tube? A Brief Overview

    Tantalum tubes are cylindrical materials made from the element tantalum. Known for their high melting point and resistance to corrosion, these tubes are used in various industries, including chemical industry and aerospace technology. They are prized for their durability and ability to withstand extreme environments.

    Unique Properties of Tantalum Tube

    Exceptional Corrosion Resistance:
    Tantalum tubes resist corrosion from acids and bases, making them suitable for chemical processing and handling corrosive substances.

    High Melting Point:
    With a melting point of around 2996°C, tantalum tubes maintain structural integrity in high-temperature applications.

    Good Ductility and Malleability:
    Tantalum can be formed into different shapes and sizes, allowing for versatile use in various industries.

    High Density and Strength:
    They offer strength and durability without being overly heavy, crucial for aerospace and military uses.

    Low Vapor Pressure:
    This property enables tantalum tubes to perform well in vacuum environments, ideal for space applications.

    Grades of Tantalum Tube

    Tantalum tubes come in various grades, each tailored for specific industry applications:

    Grade Description Main Application
    Grade R05200 Unalloyed Tantalum, Electron Beam or Vacuum Arc Melted Used in the semiconductor industry for manufacturing sputtering targets and furnace parts. Its high purity is crucial for these applications.
    Grade R05400 Unalloyed Tantalum, Powder Metallurgy Ideal for pharmaceutical equipment due to its inertness and corrosion resistance. Used in reaction vessels and heat exchangers.
    Grade R05255 Tantalum Alloy, 90% Tantalum, 10% Tungsten Utilized in aerospace for its high strength at elevated temperatures. Common in jet engine components.
    Grade R05252 Tantalum Alloy, 97.5% Tantalum, 2.5% Tungsten Preferred in chemical processing for pipelines and valves, offering enhanced strength and corrosion resistance.
    Grade R05240 Tantalum Alloy, 60% Tantalum, 40% Niobium Frequently used in superconducting applications. Its unique composition makes it suitable for electronic components and cryogenic environments.

    Quality Control: Tantalum Tube Testing

    Quality control is a critical part of the manufacturing process for tantalum tubes. It ensures that the tubes meet the required standards and are suitable for their intended use. Here's an overview of the testing procedures commonly employed:

    Visual Inspection:

    Surface Check: The first step is a thorough visual inspection. This involves checking for surface defects like scratches, dents, or irregularities. Dimensional Accuracy: The dimensions of the tubes, including diameter, thickness, and length, are verified against specified tolerances.

    Mechanical Testing:

    Tensile Test: This test measures the tube's strength by pulling it until it breaks. The tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation are assessed. Hardness Test: A hardness test (like Rockwell or Vickers) is performed to determine the material's resistance to indentation and wear.

    Chemical Analysis:

    Composition Check: Ensuring the correct chemical composition of the tantalum alloy is crucial. This is typically done using methods like X-ray fluorescence (XRF) or optical emission spectrometry (OES).

    Non-Destructive Testing (NDT):

    Ultrasonic Testing: Ultrasonic waves are used to detect internal flaws or inhomogeneities. Radiographic Testing: X-rays or gamma rays are used to inspect the internal structure of the tubes, identifying any internal defects.

    Corrosion Resistance Testing:

    Immersion Test: Tubes are immersed in aggressive chemical solutions to assess their corrosion resistance over time. Intergranular Corrosion Test: This test is specific to detect susceptibility to intergranular corrosion in the tantalum tubes.

    Pressure Testing:

    Hydrostatic Test: Tubes are filled with water and pressurized to check for leaks and to ensure they can withstand the expected operating pressures. Pneumatic Test: Similar to the hydrostatic test but uses air or another gas. This test is typically used when water could damage the tube.

    Certification and Documentation:

    After passing all tests, each batch of tubes is certified. A report is provided, detailing the tests conducted and the results.




    FAQs About Tantalum Tubes

    • Are There Standard Sizes Available, or Is Everything Custom? 

      Yes, there are standard sizes for tantalum tubes. But, we can also make custom sizes to fit different needs and uses.

    • How Do Tantalum Tubes React in Cryogenic Environments? 

      Tantalum tubes stay strong and flexible even in very cold, cryogenic temperatures. They work well in super cold environments.

    • How Do Tantalum Tubes Perform in Acidic Environments? 

      Tantalum tubes are very resistant to acids like hydrochloric, sulfuric, and nitric acid. This makes them great for use in processing chemicals.

    • Are Tantalum Tubes Resistant to Saltwater Corrosion? 

      Yes, tantalum tubes resist corrosion from saltwater well. They are good for use in the ocean or at sea.

    • What Types of Welding Are Suitable for Tantalum Tubes? 

      Tantalum tubes are typically welded using inert gas methods like TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. This method ensures strong, clean welds that maintain the tube's integrity.

    • Is There a Difference in Performance Between Seamless and Welded Tantalum Tubes? 

      Yes. Seamless tubes are stronger and handle pressure better. Welded tubes are less expensive and good for easier jobs.

    • How Does the Diameter of the Tube Affect Its Performance? 

      The diameter of the tube can affect its pressure handling capabilities and flow rate. Larger diameters typically allow for higher flow rates but may require thicker walls for high-pressure applications.

    • Can Tantalum Tubes Be Used in Vacuum Environments?  

      Yes, tantalum tubes are great for use in vacuums. They have low outgassing rates, which means they stay stable and don't release unwanted gases in these conditions.

    • Can Tantalum Tubes Be Coated for Additional Protection?  

      Yes, you can add extra coatings to tantalum tubes for more protection. This is good for tough jobs. The coatings help them last longer and work better in hard conditions.

    • How Should Tantalum Tubes Be Stored to Maintain Their Quality?  

      Store tantalum tubes in a clean, dry environment. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures and chemicals. Proper storage helps in maintaining their quality and longevity.

    • Can Tantalum Tubes be Repaired or Must They Be Replaced if Damaged?  

      Minor damages in tantalum tubes can often be repaired, but in cases of significant damage, replacement might be necessary. The decision depends on the extent of damage and the specific application.

    • What is the Lead Time for Custom Tantalum Tube Orders?  

      It usually takes 3-4 weeks. The lead time for custom tantalum tubes varies based on the complexity and quantity of the order. It's best to discuss specific timelines with our sales team for accurate estimates.


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