Bromine is highly corrosive, toxic, and causes serious chemical burns. 3 ppm in the air are considered immediately dangerous to life and health. Therefore, it is vitally important to take the highest safety precautions when working with bromine.
Accordingly, plants processing bromine have to be made of highly corrosion and diffusion resistant, robust materials. QVF borosilicate glass 3.3 and De Dietrich glass-lined steel are ideal materials for their construction. All measures are taken to avoid any bromine leakage; the equipment fulfills ASME requirements for pressure and tightness of flange connections. For extra safety measures, the vent systems are equipped with bromine scrubbers.
De Dietrich Process Systems' material quality, detailed design and reliable process engineering contribute to the safe handling of bromine.
Bromine is widely used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Major applications are brominated organic components used as