Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) have been used to build corrosion resistant mineral processing equipment for more than 40 years. The operating conditions associated with mineral processing often require materials of construction that can withstand process acids and acid chlorides at temperatures up to 90°C. This service is not compatible with most common metallic materials of construction; soonly expensive metal alloys offer the corrosion resistance required.
The use of fiber-reinforced plastics based on Derakane™ epoxy vinyl ester resins offers both durable and cost-saving solutions for the construction of applications such as:
- electrowinning cells
- storage and processing vessels
- acid & abrasion resistant piping
- ducting and scrubbers
- acid plants
Today, more design engineers are specifying FRP composites for equipment used in hydrometallurgical processes. To learn more about these solutions, sign up here for a free lunch and learn from our corrosion team of experts.