How PCM Protects Equipment in Harsh Chemical Environments

No facility’s processes can be fully efficient if the equipment isn’t well maintained and in optimal condition. Yet when using harsh or unstable chemicals, facilities often risk damage and premature failure of their equipment.

Today’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology plants, for instance, must be able to produce numerous products while meeting both traditional and advanced needs for product purity, cleanability, durability and, of course, low maintenance costs. If a stainless steel vessel reacts with a chemical, the entire batch of medicine or other product being produced must be tossed – wasting both time and money. In environments like this, traditional stainless steel and glass don’t necessarily deliver the best results.

With unmatched chemical resistance, fluoropolymer coatings can protect a facility’s capital investments in machinery and equipment, not to mention time.

Compatible with most pharmaceutical or biochemical processes, fluoropolymer coatings are non-reactive, so there are no corrosion byproducts to contaminate processes. Teflon® coatings are extremely pure, and unlike untreated stainless steel or glass, they were made specifically to resist the absorption of chemicals.

Teflon® also provides smooth non-wetting hydrophobic surfaces that resist bio-film buildup, and can be used with extremely strong cleaning solutions and steam-in-place processes.

Finally, unlike stainless steel, chemically resistant Teflon® doesn’t require costly passivation or electropolishing, nor does it crack like glass, meaning that maintenance costs will be lower.

At PCM, we’re proud to offer DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings that, with almost total chemical inertness, provide extreme chemical protection.