ICL Group, Dead Sea Works

Israel | 1987

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Extremely highly corrosive and highly abrasive material. Exposure to constant direct sunlight. Challenging ambient temperature ranging from 6°C to 46°C (43°F to 115°F).

 

PEXGOL PIPES USED:  Pexgol 315 mm (12”) Class 15 (SDR 11)

APPLICATION:  Hot Crystallizer

The Challenge

The highly corrosive nature of the hot concentrated brine, in the Sylvinite Crystalizer cycle: @ 114°C/237°F at the Dead Sea, which created corrosion-induced failure in the piping system, leading to interrupted operations.

Working conditions were so extreme that the lifespan of the previous steel alloys piping was only 8-12 months.

 

Pexgol’s Solution

The installation of a Pexgol pipe that has been in use at this potassium process plant for over 30 years without any failures or need to be replaced. The pipe’s high resistance to abrasion, corrosion and high-temperature resistance drastically reduced the changeover in the piping system and have proven to be the best solution for this client.