Activities

PPC member meetings are held in June and December each year to present the results from the activities and plan for upcoming activities. The meetings are also an important forum where supplier/manufacturers of equipment and maintainance people from the steel plants can meet and discuss.

The work performed to increase knowledge about plastic material in pickling acids are: 
  • Systematic laboratory exposures to generate in depth knowledge and relevant corrosion data for plastic materials in pickling acid environments.
  • Field testing in pickling lines at steel works to generate data under actual pickling environments.
  • Analysis of replaced and failed equipment to generate knowledge abot failure mechanisms and long term performance of equipment and materials during long term service.

 

Manufacturing of a field-test station in a pickling bath made with FRP

Updated 10/05/2012