Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with new information and reposted in November 2023.
When high-tech manufacturing operations use aggressive chemicals, critical concerns for chemical handling equipment are reliability, accuracy, safety, and regulatory compliance. Reliable operation means the equipment delivers the required chemicals without leaks, spills, or breakdowns. Each chemical’s dosage and the process parameters’ setting must be precise. Operator safety and chemical containment are paramount if a leak or spill occurs. Finally, the whole chemical handling system is subject to environmental and safety standards. Compliance with the corresponding regulations has to be maintained and documented.
An experienced manufacturer of chemical handling equipment can help process engineers and manufacturing facility managers ensure that the delivered equipment meets their needs. In-house design and manufacturing expertise are crucial for customizing chemical handling equipment for special requirements. Choosing chemical handling equipment from the right supplier can significantly improve overall facility performance and efficiency.
How to Select the Right Supplier
Selecting the right supplier can reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve workplace safety, but there are other benefits as well. When facility operators and managers don’t have to worry about the performance of their chemical handling systems, they can focus on optimizing other areas of the business. The expertise of the chemical handling equipment supplier can directly impact costs and output. As a leading supplier of chemical handling equipment, Modutek has the required in-house expertise, a proven track record, and a complete line of high-quality, reliable equipment.
Modutek Offers Comprehensive Solutions for Chemical Handling
Modutek can analyze operations and make recommendations based on a broad range of experience in providing systems and equipment to meet the needs of technology manufacturers. The chemical handling, delivery, and collection systems that Modutek provides include the following:
- Acid Fume Scrubbers: Scrubbers use a chemical solution in a wet-packed bed to remove almost all hazardous acid fumes and droplets from the air.
- Acid Neutralization Systems: Continuous flow or batch systems neutralize chemical waste to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Chemical Carts/Chemical Pump Carts: Carts safely collect chemicals from the manufacturing process for transfer to neutralization sites or off-site disposal.
- Chemical Collection: Modutek’s collection systems manage chemical disposal levels from five-gallon carboys to large collection tanks to avoid downtime.
- Chemical Delivery Systems: Delivery and mixing systems provide the required chemicals precisely and safely at the endpoint in the manufacturing line.
- Chemical Lift Stations: Lift stations safely pump waste chemicals and rinse water directly from the manufacturing process tanks to a neutralizing area.
Modutek’s chemical handling equipment can increase manufacturing facility efficiency, reduce waste, and handle hazardous chemicals safely. While the different types of equipment can operate as stand-alone units, integrating them into a functional system can improve chemical flow. Customization is often necessary to ensure that the integrated system fully matches the requirements of the manufacturing facility and the processes used. Customers can rely on Modutek’s in-house design and manufacturing expertise to develop integrated systems with the required customization.
Beyond Basic Chemical Handling
In addition to expertise in chemical handling equipment and the design of integrated chemical handling systems, Modutek has extensive experience designing and building manufacturing equipment to manage processes that use aggressive chemicals. Equipment such as quartz baths and temperature-controlled circulators can improve process results. Quartz baths are used for acid and alkaline processes because their inert nature reduces chemical contamination. Precise heating and cooling controls for circulating baths provide excellent repeatability for batches and reliable temperature regulation for continuous operation. Modutek can help add equipment to work with the basic chemical handling system to streamline chemical-process-based manufacturing further.
Choose Modutek to Provide Tailored Solutions for Unique Needs
Modutek can analyze a manufacturing process from an expert point of view. This includes identifying the unique chemical handling requirements and any advanced chemical process elements customers may have. Modutek then proposes solutions emphasizing safety, efficiency, and any performance requirements.
Choosing Modutek as the chemical handling equipment partner allows customers to receive leading-edge solutions with excellent support. Modutek is a trusted partner with credibility and expertise supported by an industry track record of over 40 years. Chemical handling systems from Modutek fulfill high-tech manufacturing operations’ requirements and are designed to meet specific customer needs. for a free consultation to discuss your specific chemical handling requirements.