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Steel Pickling and Galvanizing

RPS Composites’ high-performance equipment excels in the corrosive atmosphere of a pickling line. This is a highly acidic environment that requires non-metallic vessels, piping, and venting equipment to contain acid, waste, and vapor. The hotter the process, the more likely that FRP will out-perform thermoplastics alone.

Electrogalvanizing is another highly corrosive environment due to the acid-zinc solution, and cleaning and rinsing baths, where non-metallic vessels, piping, and venting equipment are used. Most of our metals industry expertise is in our Ohio facility, where several key employees have direct experience in the steel industry.

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Acid Wash Exhaust Stack

In the steel industry, a pickling line helps to remove dross and impurities from the end product. The steel wire or plate is dipped into or passes through a bath of hydrochloric acid and comes out smooth and clean, but it’s a hot, wet and very corrosive environment.

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The RPS Chemical Resistance Guide

We’ve developed a number of piping systems, which have been designed to provide outstanding resistance to a wide range of chemical environments. Download our Guide to explore the RPS family of HPPE (High Performance Pre-Engineered) piping systems.

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