Titanium fire at RTI Alloys under control

Mar 07, 2013 | 04:13 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  RTI International, RTI Alloys, titanium, fire, ferrotitanium, frank haflich

LOS ANGELES — A titanium fire at a unit of RTI International Metals Inc. appears to be under control after breaking out late Tuesday, a fire department official said.

John Whitlatch, division chief at the Akron (Ohio) Fire Department, told AMM that a fire broke out in a hopper March 5 at RTI Alloys in Canton, Ohio, and "smoldered through the night." It became so hot that it leaked onto the plant floor from the hopper where it was burning, he said, creating a "more complex" situation than if it had remained in its container.....





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