Acids

Tap Our Expertise in Acid Handling – Both Fluids and Fumes

Whenever acids are used in any industrial process, their safe transport, storage and reclamation presents a fluid and/or air-handling challenge.  Simtech has decades of experience providing innovative materials and plastics expertise to solve acid-related problems like yours. 

Our engineered thermoplastics outperform stainless steel, lined steel and fiberglass (FRP) in many industrial applications involving acids especially acids at lower or variable concentrations where these systems are most vulnerable to degradation, permeation and premature failure.  Simtech offers several outstanding, stress-relieved single wall and double wall piping systems to handle acids safely and keep your plant running.

Other common problems experienced with acid handling include exothermic reactions at acid injection points and the permeation of fuming acids like HF and HCl.  Systems with flanged joints are plagued by external corrosion and leakage which presents a costly maintenance issue and potential workplace safety hazard.  Using materials like Simtech’s AlphaPlus polypropylene or Kynar PVDF that use welded joints eliminates most of these problems.  

We Inform and Educate

Many engineers and installers are familiar primarily with the properties of stainless steel and other metals. We educate all types of professionals on the clear advantages of using thermoplastics for the safe handling of acids in both fluid and gas forms:

  • Superior Corrosion Resistance to a wide range of acid concentrations
  • Chemical resistance is the same for internal and external surfaces
  • Resistant to permeation
  • Material and installation cost savings vs. stainless steel, lined steel, exotic alloys and FRP
  • Welded connections for superior joint integrity / fewer leak points and fugitive emissions
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Longer service life.

Ask a Simtech expert about handling these and other acids: 

Hydrochlocic Acid  (HCl) Sulfuric Acid   (H2SO4) Hydrofluoric Acid   (HF) Nitric Acid   (HNO3)
Sodium Hypochlorite  (NaClO) Phosphoric Acid   (H3PO4) Hydrofluorosilicic Acid  (FSA / HFS) Ferric Chloride  (spent HCl)
Chromic Acid   (H2CrO4) Hydrobromic Acid   (HBr ) Aqua Regia   

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