In electro-polished stainless steel pipes, the roughness is reduced through the electro-polishing process. Pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries use stainless steel electropolish pipes extensively. Different electroplating finishing standards may be used in a variety of applications. There is a moderate degree of finishing required for such applications. This improves the precision of the pipe measurements and the electro-polished finish. The pipe can be precisely installed in delicate systems, such as industrial pharmaceutical applications. Several materials can be electro-polished.
What exactly is the process of electro-polishing?
On the positive side of the electro-polished component is a direct-current power source, while on the negative side is the inert metal. An acidic solution is used to dissolve metal from the metal component in this circuit when current flows through it. The component is immediately immersed in a thick layer of gaseous oxygen.
Consequently, electrical current will flow from points and projections, causing the surface to be dissolved and smoothed out. The peaks and projections of the boundary layer on gassing are selectively dissolved by the viscous boundary layer. The process is optimized by adjusting the solution chemistry, heat, flow rate, and duration.
Electro-polishing is often regarded as a tank technique. Wand electro-polishing is usually used for particularly big, irregularly shaped components that cannot fit into or become a tank. In these cases, the component itself serves as the anode.
In what ways does electro-polishing technology benefit?
So this electro-polishing technology is more beneficial to low-cost effective applications like water supply lines. Each application has a different set of requirements so the features will also be required the same. Measurements must frequently be precise in addition to mechanical and chemical properties.
To eliminate these issues these pipes are using the drawing process. Tubes with seamless walls are more dimensionally accurate and have fewer flaws, so when the application is particularly sensitive, however, electro-polishing is used to ensure that the interior of the pipe is as clean and smooth as possible. In this method, the material is lost atom by atom on the surface until it reaches a polished finish using an electrolysis procedure.