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Gas Turbine Recycling in the Power Generation Industry

Gas turbines are commonly used for power generation, transportation and other applications. Gas turbines are sophisticated and contain various metals: nickel-based alloys, cobalt-based alloys, iron-based alloys, various superalloys (tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, tantalum, etc.), titanium, aluminum, Inconels, stainless steel alloys, SSL, etc. In a gas turbine, the blades are often the limiting component, extracting energy from high temperature and high pressure gas. To function under such difficult environments, turbine blades usually use high-performance superalloys.

As gas turbines contain finite metals and various precious alloys, it is important to choose an efficient recycling program to receive fair metal values. Otherwise, when gas turbines are scrapped in one sizeable communal heap, metals are significantly undervalued.

Globe metal® has established a resource-efficient and quality gas turbine recycling program to help customers reclaim the maximum values from their end-of-life gas turbines. Our services include free consultation, sorting, cleaning, transportation, import and export and destruction documentation.

We recycle both industrial gas turbine blades and jet engines/jet turbine blades and handle mixed materials. With the expertise in minor metals and metal markets, we guarantee our customers competitive turbine blade scrap prices. Our goal is to deliver an easy and seamless experience to our customers, and we ensure that transactions are processed expeditiously and professionally.

Globe Metal® is an international metal recycler with the technology and expertise to process different metal waste streams into quality materials for both producers and end-users.

Standard Procedures:

  1. Understand client’s material through photos, analysis or testing;
  2. Globe Metal® submits pricing quote – based on different recycling options;
  3. Material is picked up from client’s facility, sorted, cleaned, and processed;
  4. Globe Metal® distributes metals for recycling through an international network providing proof of destruction or recycling certificates

Read about The Importance of Superalloys and 5 Key Tips When Recycling Superalloys.

For questions relating to any metal, or to enquire about how your company could benefit from our profitable recycling program, please reach out to an expert at 1-800-700-6382 or

Globe Metal® is ISO certified and a proud member of Minor Metals Trade Association and Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada.

List of High-Temperature Alloys Globe Metal® Recycles

Cobalt Alloys
Maraging Steel Alloys
Stellite Alloys
Tool Steels
Tungsten Alloys
Tungsten Carbide
Hastelloy X
Titanium Grade 5
Titanium Grade 2
Titanium Grade 1
Titanium alloy
Cobalt 6
Stellite alloys
Cobalt Chromium
M2 tool steel
M1 tools steel
High speed steel
Tungsten sludge
Tungsten powder


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