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#1 TeeEng

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 02:59 PM

Hello there:

 

What is the cheapest but compatible material of construction for Sulphuric Acid storage at varying concentration? My process is going to see varying concentration of H2SO4 from 1% to 98%. What material of construction would be best for the application?

 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 03:46 PM

 

What is the cheapest but compatible material of construction for Sulphuric Acid storage at varying concentration? My process is going to see varying concentration of H2SO4 from 1% to 98%. What material of construction would be best for the application?

 

 

Hi,

 

In general:

 

Polyethylene

Polypropylene

Fiberglass

Stainless steel



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Posted 08 April 2024 - 06:58 PM

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Consider the brochures attached. Make sure the material is suitable for sulfuric (safety). Cost should not be the driver.

Breizh 



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Posted 08 April 2024 - 11:25 PM

Temperature? Volume? Impurities?


Edited by shvet1, 08 April 2024 - 11:27 PM.


#5 TeeEng

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 08:13 PM

 

 

What is the cheapest but compatible material of construction for Sulphuric Acid storage at varying concentration? My process is going to see varying concentration of H2SO4 from 1% to 98%. What material of construction would be best for the application?

 

 

Hi,

 

In general:

 

Polyethylene

Polypropylene

Fiberglass

Stainless steel

 

No so great with stainless steel al lower concs. Thanks



#6 TeeEng

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 08:14 PM

Temperature? Volume? Impurities?

From 5 C to 100 C, upto 100,000 USGal, Water mostly



#7 TeeEng

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 08:15 PM

Hi,

Consider the brochures attached. Make sure the material is suitable for sulfuric (safety). Cost should not be the driver.

Breizh 

Thank you Breizh



#8 shvet1

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Posted 10 April 2024 - 11:44 PM

 

Temperature? Volume? Impurities?

From 5 C to 100 C

 

 

concentration of H2SO4 from 1% to 98%. 

 

You are here 

 

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region 80-85% @ 100°C governs material choice: glass, tantalum, silicon iron

 

 

 

Temperature? Volume? Impurities?

upto 100,000 USGal,

 

 

The largest glass-lined vessel I have encountered was ~10k USG. 

 

 

 

Temperature? Volume? Impurities?

Water mostly

 

 

 Impurities are still critical, e.g. 50 ppmw of chlor-ion affect some materials.

 

Advice

Seems you have no options other than avoiding critical regions in corrosion chart by controlling temperature. We have a positive experience with 316L in similar environment if equipment&piping had been properly designed and manufactured - service life of equipment&piping was 5-10 years.


Edited by shvet1, 11 April 2024 - 12:12 AM.


#9 breizh

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 12:25 AM

Hi,

Data from a reputable company.

Note: You may have to segregate your streams and consider different Storage tanks for different concentrations.

Breizh






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