Everything You Need to Know About Acid Resistant Coatings
You’re tired of erosion interfering with production. When your plant’s equipment breaks down, business comes to a grinding halt.
Production delays mean dissatisfied customers. These clients might decide to do their business elsewhere.
Time equals money in your fast-paced industry. You need your plant to function like a well-oiled machine. You need acid-resistant coatings to protect your equipment.
What type of resistant coating do you need? Do you need protective linings for tanks? Are chemicals eroding your pipelines? Has your concrete floor broken down?
What solution works best for you? Are some protective coatings suited for specific machinery? Keep reading to learn more about acid-resistant coatings for your business.
Acid-Resistant Coating Types
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to resistant coating types. Understanding the chemical properties helps you know which applies to your needs.
Looking for a durable adhesive to bind stuff together? The compound epoxy suits your need. Epoxy’s strength depends upon the curing process used. One-component epoxy creates a strong adhesive to seal and bond.
Two-component epoxy’s power can withstand high temperatures. Its stability makes it a good bonding agent. Acid-resistant tanks use epoxy linings because of their toughness.
Natural elements in the environment destroy the strongest metals. Damage from rust, saltwater, and chemicals can make machinery inoperable.
Inorganic zinc protects against corrosion from the weather. Rain, sleet, and snow combined with salted roads damages equipment.
Coating steel structures with inorganic zinc provides long-term protection against weathering elements. Facilities in coastal areas use inorganic zinc to protect against saltwater damage.
If you need a coating to resist high-temperature phenolic coatings work best. It shields the metal from acid, solvents, and salt by immersing it.
It works very well in low pH and high-temperature environments. Phenolic coatings withstand sulfuric acid at high temperatures. It also protects against hydrochloric acid, carbon tetrachloride, and many other chemicals.
Fluoropolymer’s blend of resins protects from abrasions. Gaskets and valves made using fluoropolymers prevent industrial leaks.
Chemical Processing and Oil plants like it because it’s non-stick and chemical resistant. It reduces friction on machine parts that endure a lot of wear and tear. Using a fluoropolymer coating helps your equipment last longer.
PTFE or FEP
Deciding which fluoropolymer to use depends on the type of coating you need. Do you need something waterproof or UV ray proof?
Food and cooking manufacturers use PTFE because liquids don’t affect it. The liquid beads and rolls away like water off a duck’s back. Its water-repellent nature makes it an ideal pipeline coating. Using PTFE coating can create acid-resistant pipes.
The sun and its ultraviolet rays do incredible damage to metals exposed to the elements. FEP resistance to the sun and UV rays protects your structures exposed to the elements.
Your Options Against Acidic Erosion
The law of thermodynamics says wear and tear are inevitable. But, using acid-resistant coatings makes your structures and equipment last longer.
The fewer breakdowns from acidic erosions, the more efficient your business runs. You don’t have time for annoying production lapses due to damaged pipelines.
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