Master Bond novel solvent free epoxy process vessel lining systems can be hand applied or sprayed. They are used on different sized cyclinders, cone, spherical shaped vessels. Selecting the right lining material is dependent on the process fluids, gases, pressure and operating environment. Since these vessels are employed in blending, mixing, cooling, heating, purification, separation, storage, agitation, fermentation--the time, temperature pressure conditions will vary significantly. Preventing equipment rust or corrosion is necessary to deliver high quality products efficiently while reducing down-time and lowering repair expenses.
Special high strength corrosion/erosion resistant compounds have been formulated to protect the vessels internally/externally from the contained medium. Properly prepared surfaces and controlled application standards must be followed to obtain high cross link density. High Tg systems have demonstrated long term durability at high pressures, temperatures, while enhancing safety, aesthetic appearance. Room temperature curing, modified epoxy novolac products have proven successful in providing tenacious bond strength and extending vessel service life.
Commonly coated process vessel construction materials consist of carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, exotic alloys and filament wound carbon fiber. Coatings should be tested prior to use. Replication of actual service conditions is recommended to prevent premature failure. Important performance criteria ranges from resistance to thermal cycling/shock, harsh chemical fumes, abrasives to heat distortion temperature. Consideration should also be given to the condition of the substrate being lined, uniformity of coating thickness, ease of cleaning and repairability.