Potash cooling and the corrosion challenge

The milling and processing of potash into a necessary and valuable commodity for producing food requires robust machinery capable of withstanding the demanding conditions that’s prevalent in these facilities.

One of the primary challenges faced by potash producers is the corrosive nature of the processed material itself. It's this corrosiveness that poses a significant threat to the effectiveness and reliability of machinery within the facilities.

In the latest issue of Potash Producer, Igor Makarenko, Global Director, Fertilizer with Solex Thermal Science shares his insights into the impacts of corrosion at the cooling stage. Notably, he goes into detail on how advances in moving bed heat exchange (MBHE) technology are mitigating this with a plate-based approach that circumvents the conventional challenges associated with corrosion and complex maintenance requirements.

"One of the key advantages of plate-based MBHEs lies in the fabrication process, specifically concerning the use of laser welding technology," writes Makarenko.

"Specifically chosen high-quality stainless-steel grades serve as the benchmark, ensuring resistance to corrosion in the finished units.

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This entry was tagged Cooling, and last updated on 2023-8-24

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