The Standard Group of Companies is a leading supplier of equipment in the pharmaceutical, chemical and nuclear industry.
Standard Glass Lining Technology (SGL), which is part of the Standard Group is a leading international manufacturer of glass lined equipment to ISO, DIN, ASME and API standards.
The range of equipment is considerable and includes the following types: -
- Heat exchanges
- Storage tanks
The advantages of glass lined products includes the following key factors: -
- Better corrosion resistance
- Increased flexibility
- Improved economy
- Reduced opportunities for contamination
- Easier to clean
- Cheaper than carbon and stainless steel
Continuous improvement has a huge part to play in the world’s industrial markets, with health and safety being the primary driving force.
The Standard Group continually strive with innovation in all areas and have embraced a new concept of Glass Lined Products with Anti-Static properties.
Glass at room temperature is an extremely good insulator, but when it is heated it becomes an excellent conductor of electricity.
Therefore, when using reactors, heat exchanges and other types of equipment in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, heat is nearly always generated, therefore a mechanism is required to negate the build-up of static electricity.
Static electricity isn't harmful by itself, but when large amounts build up and suddenly discharge, dramatic and dangerous sparks can be set off.
In the chemical industry, setting off a spark can have huge consequences, especially as flammable products are being used with various pieces of equipment on a daily basis.
Static electricity behaves is exactly how it is named, it simply does not move unlike its opposite, current electricity which moves from one place to another creating a circuit.
To stop static electricity, the product being used must have properties that do not allow this type of electricity to build up.
Therefore, an electric circuit of some kind is necessary to carry any electric charge harmlessly away.
Anti-static products do this in all kinds of different ways, sometimes physical and sometimes chemical.
Glass lined products, when used with heat will generate a static charge build up on the surface which will eventually exert an electrical force, hence danger to the workforce and the environment.
The Standard Group of Companies have the technology to provide glass lined products with anti-static properties, which will increase safety and life.
The types of glass are: -
- Conductivity glass equipment
- Pharma glass equipment
For more information on the range of equipment or technical information click here or contact the UK and Indian offices direct.