We need a heat exchanger for a bromine manufacturing unit. Bromine is produced from sea water. At present we are using TiPd plate heat exchanger, but the plates get corroded in a years time. Can you suggest the right material for heat exchanger?
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Jim Grant Forum Moderator 118 Posts
Re: Can you suggest the right material for heat exchanger?1 December 2008 at 1:29pmSusceptibility of materials of construction to attack by bromine is very dependent on the process conditions including temperature, pressure, concentration, water content, and what other species are present. Whenever possible materials selected for bromine duty should be tested under the actual conditions of use. Most metals are not suitable for bromine service including titanium. In some limited cases Hastelloy C alloys can be used. Alloys of niobium and tantalum are usually acceptable but high cost restricts their use.