Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Billions, except Share data in Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Feb. 10, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name ITT Corporations  
Entity Central Index Key 0000216228  
Document Type 10-K  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Public Float $ 1.8  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   94.9