Hydrogen fluoride is frequently used within the process industry, often to control processes. In this case, the substance is part of a closed system. However, at valves, pipes and reaction vessels, the acid can unexpectedly ‘leak out’ and this is not without consequences. To prevent the release of hydrogen fluoride from causing damage to anyone exposed to it, Korthals has developed a unique hydrogen fluoride colour coating. This paint enables you to react quickly and adequately to these circumstances.
The leakage of hydrogen fluoride constitutes a health risk for employees. On skin contact, the acid damages the underlying tissue, with all its consequences. Exposure to an excessive concentration can even be fatal. In short, there is every reason to focus on measures to control exposure to it. This also means preventing it from ending up in the environment.
With the help of the hydrogen fluoride colour coating paint, you can prevent a possible hydrogen fluoride release from assuming disastrous proportions. With this cover paint, leaks in valves, pipes and reaction vessels become immediately visible. In this way, it becomes clear at a glance at which process parts leakage of the acid forms a real risk. In the event of such an incident, speed of action is crucial. This paint meets this requirement; within minutes, the colour changes from orange to yellow. Thanks to the signaling effect, employees know immediately what is going on and the safety protocols within your company can be implemented immediately.
The hydrogen fluoride colour change paint is applicable on various metal fittings and safety valves. In short: on all bonding and/or contact points where hydrogen fluoride or other inorganic acids may be released from a closed environment. This makes the colour coating very suitable for use in the heavy chemical industry.
At Korthals we take safety extremely seriously. Wherever work takes place, you must be able to trust blindly that the environment will guarantee the well-being of your staff. Our hydrogen fluoride colour indicator warns you immediately when acids are released.
Publication date: 2020-03-11