Statiflux Nondestructive Inspection Kit for Glass Lined Steel

Statiflux non destructive inspection is a simple, easy to use tool that finds cracks and pin holes in the enamel coating of glass lined steel reactors and accessories. When glass lining has undergone mechanical or thermal stress it may gave tiny fractures that can’t be detected with visual inspection or spark testing. Statiflux uses a special  powder […]

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Tantalum Repair to Glass Lined Reactor at Agricultural Chemicals Plant

Large Tantalum patch across multiple axis'

This vessel is used in the production of agricultural chemicals. Due to market conditions the vendor supplies off-spec AHCL that contains trace amounts of fluorides in the 15-20ppm range.    The low Ph chemistry of the materials eroded a hole through the carbon steel sidewall at which time HCL was injected into the carbon steel […]

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Tantalum Repair to Glass Lined Flange

Flange repair with Tantalum patch

Flanges on glass lined equipment are vulnerable to failure. This begins the downward cycle toward eventual replacement of the equipment often sooner rather than later. Failure at the flange is among the most frequent cause for equipment replacement or re-glass  leading to costly equipment repairs, downtime, and replacement. There are two primary causes of flange damage. Sharing this information […]

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Gearbox ooze!

Improper Lubrication of gearbox

Scheduled maintenance of drive systems is critical to preserve the equity and minimize downtime. Drives systems for glass lined equipment are very expensive. In this case a lack of proper maintenance led to premature failure.         When our technician opened this case the gearbox spewed unidentified ooze. Lubrication material should be an AGMA 8A lubricant […]

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