Molybdenum is a silvery metal that has a very high melting point. It is used in crucibles and furnaces to create heat. The metal is also a component of electron tubes and thermocouple retainers.
In the industrial field, it is used for pressure vessels, heating elements, electrodes, evaporators, and sputtering targets. It is paired with tungsten in the transition series.
6% Moly products are in great demand in the industrialized markets. They are exposed to a wide variety of harsh environments and must perform well. There are many typical manufacturing specifications that require 6% Moly alloys. For example, pulp mill bleach plants that operate under chloride conditions, as well as brackish water. These products also need to be resistant to toxic chemicals and sea salt.
These specialty pipes can be used in applications such as water distribution, high-pressure areas, and emergency services. Because the materials are hard, they protect surfaces from wear and tear.
Chrome-moly pipe is a popular alternative to stainless steel. This material provides the best corrosion resistance. However, it is costly to produce.
The most common grades are P11, P22, and P91. The P11 grade is common for power industry applications. However, there are a number of custom grades available.
Depending on the application, molybdenum pipe may be provided in either a seamless or welded form. The former can be manufactured in various types of alloys. Typically, it is supplied to meet ASTM-B-386 or Type 360.
These specialty pipes are suitable for high-pressure areas, corrosive materials, and water distribution. They are also available for 24 hour emergency services.