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PTFE Lined Columns

Working pressure: -0.098MPa~+2.5MPa
Working temperature: -100~+180℃
Manufacturing standards: GB150-2011
HG/T 4112-2009
HG/T 4088-2009
Lining sheet: PP, PTFE, PVDF, PFA
Sealing gasket: PTFE, rubber-coated PTFE


In the challenging environments of the petrochemical and chemical industries, equipment longevity and reliability are paramount. PTFE Lined Columns represent a cornerstone in achieving these goals, offering unmatched corrosion resistance and durability. Tailored to meet the diverse needs of these sectors, our PTFE Lined Columns ensure the safe storage and processing of corrosive liquids and gases, significantly extending the service life of your installations. Leveraging advanced materials and innovative engineering, we provide custom solutions that cater to specific media and operational conditions, thereby optimizing performance and safety.

Product Description

PTFE Lined Columns are engineered to serve as robust containment and processing units for a wide array of corrosive substances. The essence of these columns lies in their steel construction, internally lined with Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a material renowned for its exceptional resistance to chemicals. This lining is meticulously applied using our proprietary vacuum technology, ensuring a bond that stands up to extreme conditions without compromising the integrity of the steel shell. This unique combination not only enhances the equipment's resistance to corrosive attack but also significantly reduces maintenance needs and operational downtime.


Key Features and Benefits

Media Compatibility: Our PTFE Lined Columns are compatible with a vast range of substances, from aggressive acids and alkalis to organic solvents and other corrosive media. This versatility ensures that they meet the needs of various applications across the petrochemical and chemical industries.

Pressure Ratings: Designed to withstand pressures ranging from -0.098MPa to +2.5MPa, these columns are equipped to handle the rigorous demands of high-pressure processes.

Temperature Tolerance: With an operational temperature range of -100°C to +180°C, our columns can perform under extreme thermal conditions, ensuring reliability and consistency in your operations.

Standards and Compliance: Adherence to international and national standards (GB150-2011, HG/T 20678-2000, ASME, HG/T 4112-2009, HG/T 4088-2009) underscores our commitment to quality and safety.

Tank Configurations: Available in vertical, horizontal, and underground configurations, our PTFE Lined Columns can be adapted to fit the spatial and operational constraints of any facility.

Material Integrity: The high purity of the materials used minimizes leaching, making these columns particularly suitable for the photovoltaic industry's stringent purity requirements.

Resistance Properties: Exceptional resistance to permeation by small molecules such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, chlorine gas, and hydrochloric acid gas, enhances the columns' suitability for sensitive processes.

Surface Quality: The inner surfaces of our columns are remarkably smooth, presenting low friction coefficients that mitigate scale formation and facilitate easier cleaning.

Structural Advantages

One of the most significant advantages of our PTFE Lined Columns is their structural efficiency. The design eliminates the need for large flange fittings, with access for construction and maintenance provided through conveniently placed manholes. This not only simplifies installation but also enhances the structural integrity of the column. Designed for longevity, these columns boast a service life of over ten years, during which there is negligible degradation of the lining, ensuring consistent performance and safety.

Material Specifications

The structural resilience and chemical compatibility of our PTFE Lined Columns are largely attributed to the premium materials used in their construction. Here is a detailed look at these materials:

Shell Materials: The choice of shell material is pivotal in ensuring the mechanical strength and durability of the columns. Options include carbon steel for its robustness and cost-effectiveness, stainless steel (304, 316L) for enhanced corrosion resistance, titanium alloy (Ti) for extreme conditions, and duplex stainless steel (2205) for a balance of strength and corrosion resistance.

Lining Materials: The linings are the heart of our columns. PTFE leads the pack with its unparalleled chemical resistance. Alternatives like PVDF and PFA offer specific advantages in terms of thermal stability and mechanical strength, respectively, ensuring that we can tailor the lining to meet the exact needs of your application.

Gasket and Seals: Ensuring leak-proof operations, our columns use gaskets and seals made from PTFE or rubber-encased PTFE. These materials provide excellent sealing properties and are compatible with a wide range of chemicals.

Fasteners: The integrity of the columns under operational stress is maintained by high-quality fasteners. Options include galvanized bolts for standard applications, stainless steel bolts for enhanced corrosion resistance, and fluoropolymer-coated bolts for the highest level of chemical resistance.

Additional Components and Accessories

To enhance the functionality and integration of our PTFE Lined Columns into your processes, we offer a range of components and accessories:

Pressure Management: Nitrogen blanketing systems, breather valves, and flame arresters are available to manage the internal pressure of the columns, ensuring safe operations even under changing environmental conditions.

Material Handling: To facilitate the movement of materials in and out of the columns, we offer PTFE lined ball valves and diaphragm pumps. These components maintain the chemical integrity of the system and ensure smooth operation.

Observation and Measurement: Monitoring the internal conditions of the columns is simplified with PTFE lined sight glasses and liquid level gauges. These accessories provide crucial operational data without compromising on safety or chemical compatibility.


The versatility and superior performance of PTFE Lined Columns make them a critical component in various industrial sectors. Each industry benefits from the unique properties of PTFE, such as its exceptional chemical resistance, temperature stability, and non-reactivity. Let’s delve deeper into how these columns serve pivotal roles in different industries:

Chemical Processing Industry

In the realm of chemical processing, PTFE Lined Columns are fundamental for the safe storage, reaction, and processing of a broad spectrum of chemicals, including highly corrosive acids, bases, and solvents. Their ability to resist chemical attack ensures the integrity of the manufacturing process, reduces equipment failure, and minimizes the risk of contamination. These columns are especially crucial in processes involving aggressive reagents that would degrade less resilient materials, thus safeguarding both the quality of the chemicals produced and the longevity of the processing equipment.

Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical sector demands equipment that can maintain the highest levels of purity and cleanliness, a requirement that PTFE Lined Columns meet effortlessly. They are used in solvent-based processes where their inertness prevents any risk of contaminating sensitive pharmaceutical compounds. Moreover, the smooth surface of the PTFE lining minimizes the adherence of substances, simplifying cleaning and sterilization processes. This non-reactivity is essential for maintaining the efficacy and safety of pharmaceutical products, from basic drug ingredients to finished medicines.

Food Processing Industry

Safety and hygiene are paramount in the food processing industry. PTFE Lined Columns play a vital role in handling acidic and caustic ingredients, ensuring that these aggressive substances do not compromise the quality or safety of food products. The inert nature of PTFE means that it does not leach into food substances, thereby maintaining the food’s purity and preventing contamination. Additionally, the ease of cleaning and resistance to bacterial growth make these columns ideal for applications where cleanliness and sanitation are critical.

Semiconductor Industry

The manufacture of semiconductors involves numerous chemical processes, including the use of etchants and cleaning agents that can be highly corrosive. PTFE Lined Columns are indispensable in this industry for their chemical resistance and purity. They are used to store and transport these substances without risk of contamination or equipment degradation. The semiconductor industry’s stringent requirements for purity and precision are well-served by the non-reactive and smooth surface properties of PTFE, ensuring that the sensitive manufacturing processes are not compromised.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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1. What is PTFE lining?

Answer: PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) lining refers to a protective layer of PTFE material that is applied to the interior surface of pipes, tanks, valves, and other industrial equipment. This lining is renowned for its exceptional chemical resistance, able to withstand a wide range of corrosive substances without degrading. The process of lining equipment with PTFE not only extends the life span of the equipment by protecting it from corrosion but also minimizes contamination of the materials being processed. This makes PTFE lining an essential feature in industries such as chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and food processing, where purity and durability are paramount.

2. What is PTFE lined carbon steel pipe?

Answer: A PTFE lined carbon steel pipe is a composite product that combines the strength and structural integrity of carbon steel with the chemical resistance of PTFE. The carbon steel provides the mechanical robustness needed to withstand high pressures and structural stresses, while the inner PTFE lining offers unmatched resistance to corrosive substances, high temperatures, and abrasion. This configuration makes PTFE lined carbon steel pipes highly suitable for transporting aggressive chemicals, acids, and solvents in industries where preventing corrosion and maintaining purity are critical to operations and safety standards.

3. What is the temperature range for PTFE lining?

Answer: PTFE lining is designed to perform exceptionally across a wide temperature range, typically from -100°C to +260°C (-148°F to +500°F). This broad temperature tolerance allows PTFE lined equipment to be used in various industrial applications, from cryogenic processes to those requiring high heat. The material's ability to maintain its physical and chemical properties across such an extensive range of temperatures makes it an ideal choice for industries that process materials at extreme temperatures or experience significant thermal cycling.

4. How thick is PTFE liner?

Answer: The thickness of PTFE liners can vary depending on the specific application and the manufacturer's design criteria. Typically, the thickness ranges from 1.5 mm to 6 mm (0.06 inches to 0.24 inches). Thinner linings are often used in applications where maximizing internal volume or minimizing weight is crucial, whereas thicker linings might be chosen for their enhanced durability and resistance to permeation by gases or liquids. The selected thickness is a balance between the need for chemical resistance, mechanical strength, and the operational requirements of the process or equipment being lined.

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