Corrosion

Silicon carbide is unsurpassed in fighting corrosion. Inert to virtually every type of chemical, silicon carbide is an ideal material for handling corrosive media. Unlike graphite, silicon carbide contains no binders to leach out in corrosive solutions.

Fouling

The well-known non stick properties of silicon carbide help minimise fouling and scaling that would reduce heat transfer rates of metal and graphite.

Shock

Silicon carbide material is resistant to damage resulting from thermal shock; outperforms glass and graphite.

Cleaning

When necessary, units can be cleaned on-site chemically of mechanically with minimal downtime.

Double tubesheet design

It is possible to separate the process fluid and the service fluid with a separation chamber, so that in case of o-ring leaking no mix will occur between the two fluids.

This chamber can be pressurized at a higher pressure than the process one to avoid leaking in case of o-ring failure.

 

SUPER-SIC®

 

SUPER-SIC® Heat exchangers with silicon carbide tubesheet and tubesare the top answer to severe corrosive applications.
SUPER-SIC® Shell and Tube heat exchangers with tubesheet and tubing made of corrosion-resistant silicon carbide are ideal for heating, cooling and condensing chemically aggressive process streams. Typical applications include: bromine, sulphuric, hydrofluoric, nitric, hydrochloric and other acids; caustic and other alkalis; halogenated compounds; salt solutions, and organic compounds.
All process-side parts are made of SiC..

 

 

Standard Features:

 

  • each tube is tested at 185 Bar before installation
  • shell diameters for standard units range from 4” to 14” (100 – 300 mm)
  • shells are available in carbon steel, stainless steel, glass lined steel, PTFE lined steel, borosilicate glass
  • nominal tube length is from 1000 to 4500 mm
  • surfaces from 0,5 to 40 m2
  • tubing diameter Ø 14 mm, Ø 19 mm
  • single pass or multi pass design
  • double Tubesheet design (GMP)
  • horizontal or vertical installation
  • temperature range from –30°C to +200°C
  • pressure range from –1 Bar to +8 Bar

 

Special features on request.

CE, ATEX, FDA full compliance.