Working conditions:
Fluids: Hot Sylvinite (114c/230f)
Pressure: 5 bar
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.

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.

CUSTOMER:
ICL group, Dead Sea Works
Israel | 1987