Leaching Autoclave System Suited for Caustic Cleaning

WSF Industries offers a leaching autoclave system that cleans industrial parts and components by mechanical agitation of an internal basket and other processes.

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WSF Industries offers a leaching autoclave system that cleans industrial parts and components by mechanical agitation of an internal basket and other processes. Designed for operation with caustic solutions at elevated temperatures and pressures, the system features a 30"-ID by 48"-vertical autoclave with a cooling coil, heating system and WSF’s Rapidoor quick-access closure for efficient loading and unloading. The system handles maximum operating conditions of 450°F (232°C) at 400 psig.

Nickel-alloy construction and other materials protect surfaces that come into contact with the caustic solution. Supporting features include vacuum and fill systems, a caustic solution supply tank, a nitrogen/argon pressurization system, automatic timed venting and drainage systems, and a PLC control panel.

According to WSF, the new leaching system controls and executes a core leaching cycle, with predetermined times, temperature and pressure set points. It will perform caustic heating and pressurization, flash agitation, burp agitation, and mechanical agitation. The control panel features an operator interface terminal; digital controller programmer; status nameplate to display cycle, system and door function status; and an electronic paperless recorder to display and record autoclave temperatures and pressures.

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