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PTFE lined pipes in the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry has been one of the most important industries in the world thus far — producing fuel for cars, energy to keep our world well-lit at night, and even for gas for us to cook. The world’s top oil producers are the US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, which have an abundance of natural fuel found mainly under the Earth’s surface. The process of refining and extracting oil and gas is a rigorous one, and high quality piping systems should be used to ensure the highest level of purity and quality.

Hence, PTFE/PFA Lined Pipes are one of the best choices to not only improve the quality of piping systems, but also increase the cost efficiency of the petrochemical plant. Additionally, the use of PTFE lined pipes in the petrochemical industry has been rising as it is a great corrosion resistant pipe. Not convinced? Here are a few reasons why:

1. Chemically Inert

PTFE/PFA is a chemically inert material, and it does not react with chemicals. This makes it a perfect material to line pipes with, preventing corrosion in the piping system. By combining the physical strength of steel and with the chemically inert nature of PTFE/PFA, it creates a permanent solution to corrosion. In the petrochemical industry, many derivatives of petrochemicals can be manufactured from petroleum, such as plastics, rubbers, pesticides, detergents and more. Some corrosive and toxic additives are used in these processes, hence PTFE/PFA lined pipes are the perfect medium to convey these chemicals.

2. Able to withstand high temperatures

There are a few process in the oil and gas industry that requires high temperatures, and PTFE/PFA Lined pipes can withstand just that! One thing to note is depending on the chemical, the highest temperature PTFE/PFA lined pipes should go through is 230°C.

3. Perfect for high purity applications

PTFE/PFA are FDA approved material as it has a low friction coefficient and does not retain smell. Hence, PTFE/PFA lined pipes is perfect for high purity applications to ensure the derivatives produced are of the highest quality with no contamination.

4. Cost Effective

PTFE/PFA lined pipes might be a more expensive than regular pipes initially, but a high quality PTFE/PFA lined piping system is actually more cost effective in the long run. By reducing the frequency of downtimes due to corrosion and system maintenance, the efficiency of the petrochemical plant can be improved. It is also more environmentally friendly as less waste is created.

At Almarc Engineering, we are dedicated to providing the best quality PTFE/PFA lined pipes and fittings, along with the highest quality service. We are able to customize PTFE/PFA lined vessels, and piping systems to cater to our clients’ needs.

For more information about our PTFE/PFA lined pipes and fittings, contact us sales@almarc.com.sg or call us at +65 6758 0010 now!

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