Pipetite Stands the Test of Time

Pipetite Stands the Test of Time

May 13, 2015

Pipetite is often viewed in terms of its use inside plants, but did you know that it’s also a solution for sealing outside pipes or lines? Recently a Pipetite user asked if the product’s silicone rubber would remain pliant indefinitely, and the response was a resounding, “Yes!”

The Right Hands for the Job: Alloys

The Right Hands for the Job: Alloys

Mar 23, 2011

For any project requiring alloy equipment, the best thing to do is look at the experience and expertise with the alloy. The first requirement for a fabricator should at a minimum be ASME Section VIII Div 1 certified for the manufacture of pressure vessels, even for equipment not requiring pressure service.

What Is a Skid System?

What Is a Skid System?

Oct 28, 2010

A skid system is any process implement, operational device or system that can help a customer save time and money, or increase flexibility by assembling a group of modular pieces together as a single unit.  This includes: Pump carts Bio waste deactivation systems CIP systems Multi-story modular systems All of these systems fall under the broad umbrella of a...

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Sep 17, 2010

Unexpected or premature failure of chemical process equipment constitutes a serious hazard in terms of personnel, plant, and environmental safety. By weakening reliability, such failures also adversely affect productivity and profitability. Modern experience in chemical plants has been that failures due to environmental cracking are among the most serious of such problems, making up about 20 to 30% of all corrosion failures. The purpose of this article is to discuss in simple terms some of the pertinent information.

What Is an MTR?

What Is an MTR?

Aug 26, 2010

An MTR (Material Test Report, or Mill Test Report) is a quality assurance document that lists the chemical composition of a particular material, which is identified by a heat number. It also contains information such as mechanical properties like strength, elongation, hardness and other applicable industry standards. MTRs are typically required for all tube, fittings, and components to be used in high purity systems.

Why Do My AL-6XN Welds Look So Bad?

Why Do My AL-6XN Welds Look So Bad?

May 25, 2010

We’ve grown accustomed to judging the quality of a weld by its appearance. A good weld is shiny, smooth, and uniform in color, right? That may be the case when welding 304 or 316 stainless steel, but the rule doesn’t always apply when welding higher nickel alloys, such as AL-6XN. A typical AL-6XN weld will have non-uniform freeze lines and slag islands in...