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.


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


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


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


BASIC Heat exchangers with silicon carbide (SIC) tubes are the top answer to severe corrosive applications.

Silicon carbide is an impervious material with an absolute resistance to corrosion.

In his a-form the SiC has no free silicon: the absence of free silicon means that Your corrosive stream has nothing to react with: this fact makes this tube virtually corrosion-proof.

Moreover SiC is also a very hard material with a density of more than 98%.

You can sand blast your tubes to clean them!

The high overall heat transfer coefficient makes this unit also very compact.

BASIC Shell and Tube heat exchangers with tubing made of corrosion-resistant silicon carbide are ideal for heating, coolingand 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.

Shell-side PTFE baffles are designed to promote crossflow for optimum thermal efficiency.

All surfaces exposed to the process stream are made of silicon carbide material and virgin PTFE to resist fouling and prolong service life.

Two design are provided:

  • Tube side corrosion resistant, shell side made in various materials depending on the service.
  • Both shell and tube side corrosion resistant; shell made in glass, carbon steel PTFE lined or glass lined.