The benefits of Pfaudler glass-lined equipment are well known:
WHY CORROSION RESISTANT Glasteel®?
Pfaudler Worldwide Glasteel® 9100NOW, A GLASS FOR THE WORLD - 9100 In recent years, because of the expansion of the chemical process and pharmaceutical industries worldwide and increased concerns for safety and quality control, Pfaudler began investigating new approaches in glass development that would lead to a glass composition that could be made available to all users of glass-lined equipment.
The result is Glasteel® 9100, Pfaudler's first "international glass", offering an unmatched combination of corrosion resistance, impact strength, thermal shock, resistance, non-adherence and heat transfer efficiency.
Together with the chemical process industry and with the cooperation of Pfaudler divisions around the world, Pfaudler established the criteria for a new Composition:
PHARMA GLASS PPG®When the requirements of the Bulk Drug industry were recently studied in context of the stringent requirements of GMP and FDA, the need for a different glass was evident. Two of the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry are increased purity in order to comply with the FDA and GMP requirements and alternating alkali/acid operation. The process equipment of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries has so far been characterized by great similarity-especially in terms of glasslined reactors and components. In light of the survey, Pfaudler's response was a novel glass tailored to tile needs of manufacturing pharmaceutical products, vitamins and fine chemicals.
The Pharma Glass PPG® was developed free of heavy metals, light blue color, with a smoother surface finish compared to the conventional glass and improved alkali resistance.
Smoother, Cleaner, More Resistant The New Pfaudler Pharmaglass PPG®
STAINLESS STEEL Glasteel® - 4000Score another first for Pfaudier research, which has pioneered most of the major developments in glassed-steel equipment. For the 70-some years that stainless steel has been available as a material of construction, it has rejected all efforts to bond glass reliably to it - until now. After decades of effort, Pfaudler researchers have developed a new glass formulation, along with special application & firing techniques. It's called Glasteel® 4000 & it is the first high-voltage test glass that can be applied and tested to guarantee a reliable glass lining of uniform thickness & quality on stainless steel. No thin spots, no bare metal, no exposed base coat - all of which can occur with other glasses on stainless steel.
ULTRA-GLAS 6500Certain chemical reactions require high temperatures. These reactions, as well as many others operating at lower temperatures, would benefit from faster heating and cooling rates for enhanced productivity and/or a high margin of thermal safety to minimize the danger of process upsets or operator error.
To meet these needs, Pfaudler has achieved another Pfaudler first, Ultra-Glas 6500, a glass specially developed to be rated to 343 degrees C (650 degrees F). This represents a large (200 degree F) improvement over Pfaudler's internationally respected standard glass. Furthermore, this expanded heat tolerance is accomplished in Ultra-Glas 6500 without sacrificing abrasion, impact, or corrosion resistance, nor is there any increase in product adherence.
Key Features for Pfaudler Ultra-Glas 6500
TYPE 4300 GLASSPfaudler Type 4300 glass is still an acidic type of glass, but its primary application is based on improved alkali resistance. Pfaudler Type 4300 glass coatings are advisable wherever alkaline conditions prevail during the cycle, or as a result of concentration and temperature, or where concentration and/or temperature conditions exceed permissible limits for conventional glass.
In addition, Type 4300 glass coatings are advisable where any of the following conditions exist : Compared to our world renowned standard glass, Type 4300 has three times better alkali resistance. This means that higher process temperatures can be used, or that, under otherwise equal conditions, these glass coatings will have three times the life expectations.
The Type 4300 glass does make a slight concession in the area of acid resistance. Although it is adequate for mild service, it is not recommended for aggressive acid conditions.