Chemical pumps come in a range of types that are typically defined by their functions, capacity and the types of materials they are made from. One such type of material that stands out against most others, is epoxy; the resin of which is often used as the primary material in chemical pumps in South Africa, since they’re cost effective and meet the demands of the South African climate quite well.
Epoxy resin, as a material for chemical and acid pumps, comes with a great number of advantages. All of which make it ideal for the applications of the chemical processing industry.
Resistance to Thermal Stress
Epoxy resin is remarkably resistant to high temperatures, the kinds that are often found in industrial applications. In the presence of extreme heat, epoxy resin will retain its structure and durability, making it a reliable material when used under extreme conditions.
Resistance to Degradation
Epoxy resin is also very resistant to gradual degradation, which is a fancy way of saying that it will last longer than most other materials. Since you need your plant’s chemical pumps to be consistent and reliable, epoxy is ideal for maintaining a reliable chemical pump.
Resistance to Corrosion
The main reason why epoxy resin is used for chemical pumps, is that it is one of the few materials out there that is completely resistant to corrosion from solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. All of these can worth through other materials, quickly or gradually, essentially undermining their integrity and effectiveness.
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