Like their pipeline counterparts, borosilicate
glass column components find universal application
throughout the world's chmical, pharmaceutical,
food and drink and allied industries where
the advantages of using glass as a basis
for the construction of complete process
systems has long been recognised:
■ With almost universal resistance to corrosion,
a long service life is guaranteed and maintenance
is kept to a minimum.
■ Their transparency permits constant visual
monitoring of the process at all times.
■ Being inert, the risk of contamination
■ Smooth surfaces allow easy cleaning and
sterilization and prevent the build-up of
solids on the inner walls.
In many unit operations such as reaction,
extraction and absorption, the transparency
factor of glass column components is a particular
advantage. As an example, colur changes
in reaction processes are easily monitored,
droplet separation in extraction processes
can be observed unhinderd and constant visual
monitoring of hydraulic performance in packed
columns is possible.
Column components are available from DN
80 to DN 1000 with a smaller range of precision
bore components available from DN 25 to
DN 150 for specific applications where close
internal tolerances are essential.