Case Study 1: New Hi-Temp, Hi-Flex Adhesive for PFA Liner Cures Bi-monthly Production Stoppages

CCR Refinery, a Glencore company and industry leader in copper refining and precious metals processing, had a problem. As part of the copper refining process, copper anodes are immersed in a 15% sulfuric acid solution. Through an electrolytic process, 99.9% pure copper cathodes are created. This process also leaves behind a waste solution with valuable […]

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Case Study 2: Halar, Sulfuric Acid Hauling, and Semiconductors

How A Transport Company Built a Successful New Service Line In the summer of 2013, a major semiconductor chipmaker needed someone to haul away its sulfuric acid co-product, a combination of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide (also commercially known as Piranha solution). This material is a highly corrosive liquid and only certain types of trailers […]

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Case Study 3: Chemical Water Treatment Tank Exchange

Problem: Chemical Water Treatment Tank Exchange A leading nuclear facility needed to replace their older chemical water treatment tanks, have new ones installed and utilize a PA DEP certified provider to validate the installation.  They also needed a proven general contractor to manage the process due to the importance and sensitivity of the project. These […]

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Case Study 4: ECTFE (Halar) Lined Tank Trailer Container

Problem: Small Container Loading A prominent company’s agricultural chemical division had struggled, for years, with the difficult handling process utilized for loading and unloading a highly corrosive material into small containers. Their process required filling 100 plastic drums with this acidic material which normally took 8-10 hours of time to complete and tied up more […]

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Case Study 5: Hydrofluoric Acid

Problem: Chemical attack of HF A large specialty chemical company had experienced multiple equipment failures over a period of several years in a reaction process involving an aqueous hydrogen fluoride (HF) solution. The reactor vessel and internal components were constructed of nonferrous high-nickel alloy. The alloy welds were being chemically attacked, and certain components, such […]

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Case Study 6: Hydrochloric Acid

Problem: HCL chemical attack of glass lined reactor and high maintenance costs A  chemical manufacturer had (6) 300-gal glass lined reactors containing mixtures of hydrochloric acid (HCl), acetic acid (CH³COOH), and various other reactants.  Operating temperatures were in the 200 to 275°F (93 to 135°C) range, and the system periodically was subjected to full vacuum […]

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Case Study 7: High Purity Sulfuric Acid

Problem: Impurities caused by permeation of metallic ions A manufacturer of high-purity sulfuric acid used as a cleaning solution by several large producers of semiconductor devices required a lined tank container for international shipments and long haul shipments within the U.S.  The lining material would have to be resistant to 98% sulfuric acid and most […]

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Case Study 8: Field Installation of PVDF Fluoropolymer Sheet Lining

Problem: Damaged liner needed field repair completed in 2 weeks and extend life of liner to minimize downtime in production. Lining of a spent sulfuric acid storage tank required repairs to be completed on site within 2 weeks to avert a plant shutdown.  The plant engineers were provided with three options 1) install spray-on epoxy […]

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