Fluid Fittings for Chlorine Production
Many industrial processes involve chlorine. Despite its commonality, chlorine is still an extremely dangerous chemical. Not only is it deadly, it is corrosive and can wear down valves and fittings. Great care should be taken when selecting fluid fittings for chlorine production. At CPV Manufacturing, we want our customers to be aware of some things before they make a decision.
Wet chlorine will quickly wear down most materials. At CPV Manufacturing, we recommend titanium fittings. While titanium is dangerous to use with dry chlorine, it is safe and effective for liquid chlorine piping systems.
Liquid chlorine can expand rapidly with a temperature increase. This can cause ruptures or leaks in the system, which is a serious health hazard. Make sure your system has proper temperature controls, and any chlorine trapped in valves must be released into an expansion chamber.
In its liquid form, chlorine attracts water from its surroundings. Once water has been added, the liquid chlorine breaks down into very acidic chemicals. It is important that you have a moisture-free environment for chlorine piping. This will minimize the potential for damage. It is important to dry the equipment thoroughly after cleaning and make sure it is stored in a dry environment.At CPV Manufacturing, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to make sure liquid chlorine is handled safely. Failing to properly handle chlorine can result in injury and a breakdown in production. Always consult with an expert to make sure you have the right equipment for an industrial chlorine piping system.