An advanced grade of super-austenitic stainless steel with a reduced content of nickel offers a significant economic advantage over nickel-base CRA’s. As the alloy is readily fabricated by conventional techniques, it is an excellent candidate for a variety of applications in the chemical, petrochemical, mining, oil and gas, and refining industries.
Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) equipment has been used in a variety of chemical industries for over 60 years. It is critical to choose the correct FRP material for the specific chemical environment. In the chemical processing industry, vinyl ester resins are used in a variety of applications including strong acid and caustic environments, chlor-alkali environments, chlorine, bleach, and fertilizer applications. FRP equipment is used in the oil and gas industry to handle crude oil, fire water storage and underground fuel storage. Regardless of the chemical application, the process for evaluating the resin involves specific testing per ASTM C-581, Standard Practice for Determining Chemical Resistance of Thermosetting Resins Used in Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Structures Intended for Liquid Service.