When conveying aggressive chemicals such as concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) with pressure and temperature conditions, the capabilities of many plastic piping systems can be quickly exceeded. At the same time, lined steel piping systems have challenges due to the labor intensive joining procedures, high weight, and susceptibility to exterior corrosion.
In contrast, the SYGEF ECTFE from GF Piping Systems was designed speciﬁcally as a robust solution for extreme chemical applications. User's beneﬁt from quick assembly, a long system service life, and lower cost of ownership. GF Piping Systems ensures the reliability of ECTFE systems through its use of advanced infrared (IR) welding technology. Fusion welding machines join the components in a consistent, repeatable, and documented manner, so that ECTFE systems offer the highest quality of piping systems.
For particularly demanding chemical applications, all system components, including jointing technologies, have been tested and confirmed under laboratory conditions. The influences of human error are minimized through the use of automated IR fusion technology.
Maximum reliability is achieved through the combination of material properties, tempered pipes, fluoropolymer expertise and extensive approval testing, including with highly concentrated chemicals such as H2SO4.
Cost-efficient process control is achieved thanks to the many years of excellent chemical and temperature resistance. Lower initial costs compared to conventional alternatives and faster installation times reduce overall project costs.
Thanks to an optimum wall thickness ratio to nominal diameter (SDR), the superior mechanical properties of the ECTFE system enable particularly efficient processes with high pressure and flow characteristics.