Maintenance and Repair of Glass-Lined Equipment White Paper

How a customized inspection and maintenance program will minimize operational and performance problems

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Whether you currently own glass-lined equipment or are considering using this technology, it's important to familiarize yourself with the special characteristics of the equipment so you know how to care for your vessel properly. Most issues that arise with glass-lined equipment are avoidable and are caused by accidental mechanical impact or thermal stress. Preventing these types of problems are simple if you keep yourself informed of the operating limitations and adhere to other best practices.

This 15-page technical article covers many subject matters including:

  • Preventive maintenance programs involving regular inspections such as spark testing and glass thickness measurement
  • Field repair using patches or plugs to cover damaged areas
  • Causes of glass failure, from mechanical impact and chemical attack to various types of damage that can be caused by thermal stress or shock
  • Preventing vessel failure through proper operating procedures and jacket care

This is an essential guide for anyone who works with glass-lined equipment.

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