Pickle Passivation

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    What is passivation?

    Stainless steel is protected against corrosion and other damage by a naturally forming passive layer called the Chromium Oxide layer. If this is disrupted or damaged by cutting, welding, heating, grinding or through contact with chemicals, the stainless steel loses its protection against corrosion.

    Pickle passivationis a chemical treatment for stainless steel that is proven to enhance and restore the ability of the treated surfaces to be resistant to corrosion. Pickle passivationof stainless steel is achieved by applying a strong oxidizing agent (nitric acid) or a chelating agent (citric acid) to the stainless steel for maximum results.

    What is pickle passivation?

    Pickle passivation is a chemical treatment whereby we will treat your steel with a chemical solution. Pickle passivation involves nitric and hydrofluoric acid. This process eliminates impurities, stains, contaminants, and rust or scale from stainless steels.

    Our pickle passivation services include:

    • Quality control with comprehensive RAMS, COSHH reports and support documentation.
    • High-quality equipment individual to each job – pumps, tanks, hoses, adaptors.
    • Ferroxyl test to confirm the presence of a passive layer after the process.
    • Off-site baths and immersion tanks with a clean room for drying, testing and wrapping.
    • Vessel entry/confined space access.
    • Professional cleaning services if required.
    • Paste passivation of small blemishes in clean rooms.
    • Control of waste chemicals and disposal according to Environment Agency legislation.

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    We employ advanced techniques and environmentally friendly solutions for pickle passivation. This ensures the optimal performance and durability of your stainless steel equipment. Speak to us today for more information about pickle passivation for your industry.

    Industries That Benefit from Pickle Passivation

    We provide pickle passivation for many industries to help maintain their stainless steel equipment and infrastructure. Pickle passivation is suitable for pharmaceutical, chemical, foodand water treatment settings. Any industry utilising stainless steel equipment can benefit from pickle passivation.

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    The Benefits of Pickle Passivation

    • Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
      Pickle passivation works to remove surface impurities, therefore enhancing the corrosion resistance of surfaces. Pickle passivation ensures longevity and reliability, providing protection for your stainless steel against potential deterioration.
    • Optimised Performance
      Stainless steel performs best when clean and free from contaminants. Our pickle passivation promotes optimal performance which ultimately reduces downtime, lowers maintenance costs and boosts productivity and profitability for businesses.
    • Compliance with Regulatory Standards
      Pickle passivation ensures that your equipment complies with regulatory standards by maintaining hygienic and corrosion-resistant surfaces. This is particularly relevant in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

    How is pickle passivation done?

    • Surface Preparation
      We will thoroughly clean stainless steel surfaces to remove any loose debris or contaminants before pickle passivation begins.
    • Pickling Solution Application
      We will apply a pickling solution, typically a blend of acids, to the surface. This dissolves scale, oxides, and other impurities.
    • Rinsing
      Once the pickling solution has worked, the surface is rinsed with water to remove any remaining residue.
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    FAQs about Pickle Passivation

    What is the purpose of pickle passivation?

    Pickle passivation removes impurities and contaminants from stainless steel surfaces to enhance corrosion resistance and prolong the lifespan of equipment.

    Is pickle passivation safe for food-grade applications?

    Yes, pickle passivationis safe for food-grade applications when performed by experienced professionals using appropriate techniques and materials.

    How often should stainless steel equipment be pickled?

    The frequency of pickle passivation will depend on factors such as usage, environmental conditions, and regulatory requirements. We can recommend an appropriate maintenance schedule.

    Can pickle passivation damage stainless steel?

    When performed correctly by trained professionals, pickle passivation does not damage stainless steel.

    How long does pickle passivation take?

    The length of time pickle passivation takes will vary depending on the size and condition of the stainless steel surfaces. We can provide a detailed timeline based on your project specifications.

    Can pickle passivation be done on-site?

    Yes, we offer on-site pickle passivation for your convenience, minimising downtime and disruption to your operations.

    What types of contaminants does pickle passivation remove?

    Pickle passivation effectively removes scale, oxides, rust, and other surface contaminants that compromise the performance and aesthetics of stainless steel.

    How can I request a quote for pickle passivation?

    You can request a quote for pickle passivation by getting in touch with us today. We’ll be happy to discuss your needs and provide a customised solution that meets your needs and budget.

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    Why choose us for pickle passivation?

    Experience | Certified | Huge Client Portfolio

    30 Years of Experience

    We have 30 years of experience in pickle passivation as well as degreasing, biofilm removal and sanitisation services on purified water, WFI, pure steam and product systems.

    Experience | Certified | Huge Client Portfolio

    Fully-Trained & Certified

    We are fully trained and certified in CCNSG Safety Passport, COSHH Training, ADR Chemical, Confined Space Access, Job Specific Chemicals Services Training, Ferroxyl Testing of Welds and more.

    Experience | Certified | Huge Client Portfolio

    Huge Client Portfolio

    We have provided our services to a huge range of reputable clients and our portfolio includes ThermoFisher Scientific, AstraZeneca, Porton Biopharma, Merck, 3M Healthcare and many more.

    See how pickle passivation can enhance your industrial operations and contact Transflow Industrial Services Limited today to schedule a consultation with our expert team.