Hydrogen fluoride is frequently used within the process industry, often to control processes. The hydrogen fluoride is part of a closed system. However, the acid can ‘leak out’ at valves, pipes and reaction boilers, and not without consequences. To prevent the release of hydrogen fluoride from causing harm to anyone exposed to it, Korthals has developed a unique hydrogen fluoride indicating paint. This paint allows you to respond quickly and adequately to failures.
The leakage of hydrogen fluoride is a health risk for employees. On skin contact, the acid damages the underlying tissue, with all its consequences. If exposed to a high concentration, there is even a risk of a fatal outcome. In short, every reason to invest in measures to control exposure to it. This means: preventing it from release in the environment.
With the help of the hydrogen fluoride indicating paint you can prevent large portions of hydrogen fluoride from being accidently released. With this indicating paint, leaks in valves, pipes and reaction boilers are made immediately visible. At a glance it is clear which process components leakage of the acid pose a threat. Speed of action is crucial if such an incident happens. This paint meets this requirement; within minutes the colour changes from orange to yellow. Thanks to the signalling effect, employees immediately know what is going on and the safety protocols within your company can be activated immediately.
The hydrogen fluoride indicating paint can be used on various parts and safety valves. In short: at all bonding and / or contact points where hydrogen fluoride or other inorganic acids can be released from a closed environment. This makes the indicating paint very suitable for use in the heavy chemical industry.
At Korthals we take safety very seriously. Wherever work is done, you must be able to trust that the environment guarantees the well-being of your staff. Our hydrogen fluoride indicating paint instantly alerts when acids are released.
Publication date: 2020-03-11
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