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Suitable material for Cl2 vaporizer tubes





March 3, 2012

Q. Hi, I work in a chlor-alkali plant in indonesia. We are looking for a more suitable tube material for our chlorine vaporizer, a sort of shell and tube. Circulating in the outer side of tube is hot water 70 °C and tube side is liquid chlorine. The Cl2 pressure of the vessel is 8-9 bars. Presently the tube is carbon steel, and we are looking for a more dependable and inexpensive metal to replace the carbon steel. Appreciate your help. Thanks, Lopez

Cielito Lopez
- Riau, Indonesia


March 10, 2012

A. Copper is somewhat inexpensive and more resistant to corrosion than carbon steel.
Regards,

Bill Marrufo

Guillermo Marrufo
Monterrey, NL, Mexico


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