Electropolishing is the controlled electro-chemical removal of surface metal, resulting in a brilliant appearance and improved properties. Sometimes described as "Reverse Plating", the process has a leveling effect, which produces smoothness and increased reflectivity. Most printed circuit board applications where heating de-ionized water is used in a "clean room" environment requires electropolished heating equipment.
More importantly, the outer layer of the metal is removed, leaving a passive surface free of imbedded contaminants and prevents corrosion in tank heaters, screwplug, flange, and circulation (in-line) heating applications. Glo-Quartz® offers electropolish as an option to prevent sludge build-up and provide a longer heater life.
The Benefits... The best effects are produced on stainless steel, but good results can also be obtained on nickel alloys. Benefits Include:
•Micro-sizing to close tolerances
•Cleanliness Detection of surface defects
•Extended fatigue life
•Reduced friction and galling
HEATER WITH ELECTROPOLISH