|Project executed on||1975|
|Technical specification||Pressure||150 psi|
|Measurements||12” Ø pipes and fittings|
|Medium||Electrolyte (Sulfuric acid @ 10-12%)|
|Material||Dual Laminate (PVC/FRP)|
|Market segment||Metals & Mining|
In 1972, AC Plastiques Canada (now Plasticon Canada Inc.) supplied 500m worth of 12” Ø dual laminate pipes for a hydrometallurgical plant. In fact, this was the first time PVC/FRP pipes were used at this hydrometallurgical plant and for this type of application.
The project was so successful that in 1989, 17 years later, more 12” Ø pipes were purchased. Since then, the dual laminate piping system has been exposed to harsh operating conditions and a corrosive environment.
The PVC-lined pipes are still in operation as of 2015 - 43 years later!
Dual laminate is perfect for handling most chemicals and corrosive products. It offers a longer service life, corrosion resistance and greater cost savings than most metallic options.
Images: Pictures were taken during a general inspection at our client’s plant in 2004.
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