Explosion cladding is a solid state welding process that uses precision explosions to bond two dissimilar metals while retaining the mechanical, electrical and corrosion properties of both. The process is most commonly used to clad steel with a thin layer of corrosion-resistant alloy metal, such as stainless steel, brass, nickel, silver, titanium, or zirconium. However, explosion welding can join a wide array of compatible and non-compatible metals; with more than 260 metal combinations possible.
In the field of oil and gas,chemical and petrochemical,transportation,power generation,industrial refrigeration and marine,corrosion-resistant alloys and explosion welded clad metals offer important economic and environmental benefits. They permit safe containment of oil, gas and related process fluids; ensuring a long useful life, which improves operating efficiencies. Overall, explosion welded clad materials can reduce equipment costs, enhance safety, and provide exceptional durability all while providing peace of mind.