In the semiconductor and biotechnology industries, stainless steel electro-polish pipes are widely used. It is possible to use different electroplating finishing standards for different applications. A modest level of finishing is needed for such applications. A method of electro-polishing is applied to Stainless Steel Electropolished Pipes to reduce their surface roughness.
Electro-polishing is a process that uses electrical current to remove metal from the surface of a material. In this process, an electrical current is passed through the solution between electrodes that are attached to the material being polished. The electrical current creates a chemical reaction that removes small amounts of metal from the surface of the material being polished as it passes through an electrolyte solution.
The speed at which electro-polishing occurs depends on many factors including:
- the amount of current being applied
- the temperature at which the solution is kept
- the type and concentration of chemicals in the solution
- the type and shape of electrodes used during polishing
The Benefits of Electropolishing Include:
Improved Corrosion Resistance: Electro-polishing increases the thickness of the oxide layer on a part, making it more resistant to corrosion and environmental attacks.
Improved Surface Finish: Electropolishing removes material from a part’s surface, resulting in better adhesion of paint or other coatings. This means that you’ll have less rust and oxidation on your parts because they’ll be smoother after electro-polishing.
Reduced Product Adhesion & Ease of Cleaning: Electro-polishing can help reduce product buildup on your parts by removing any dirt or residue before it has time to build up over time causing damage or clogging filters during use.
De-burring: In addition to improving corrosion resistance and increasing surface finish, electro-polishing can also help reduce sharp edges or burrs left behind during manufacturing processes which can cause scratches or damage to the material.
Appearance: As no tools come into touch with the item, there is no possibility of directional polishing lines forming. The material is electrochemical reaction treated, resulting in a microscopic examination smooth and extremely glossy surface.