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Chemical manufacturing, chemical processing, metal processing and surface finishing processes depend on corrosive chemical fluids that must be heated, cooled and condensed. AMETEK FPP heat exchangers provide reliable, low maintenance service by preventing the corrosion, scaling and fouling common with systems made of standard materials. Corrosive chemicals, such as hydrochloric, sulfuric, nitric, and hydrofluoric acids, and bases, such as liquid caustic, simply do not react with its high-quality fluoropolymer-based immersion coils and shell-and-tube heat exchangers.

Surface finishing and pickling requires aggressive chemicals and an optimal bath temperature. In this environment, heat exchangers made of metal corrode, scale and foul, resulting in increased maintenance downtime, reduced heat transfer efficiency, and shorter service life. Graphite and glass heat exchangers also foul, and are highly vulnerable to being compromised by mechanical and thermal shock. In contrast, both immersion-style and external shell and tube heat exchanger bundles are made of FEP, PFA, or proprietary “Q” resins, providing reliable low maintenance heat transfer with unmatched resistance to corrosion, fouling and thermal/mechanical shock.