Chemical delivery systems handle the chemicals required to support various industrial processes. Chemicals that are often corrosive or hazardous are stored securely and delivered to the process in specified concentrations and mixtures. Once used in a particular process, the chemicals can be recovered and neutralized, disposed of or re-used.
Such chemical delivery systems, when integrated in processes such as semiconductor manufacturing using wet bench equipment, allow safe operation with accurate dosages and quick change from one chemical to another. The systems reduce spills and operator error and they can save money by using exactly the amounts of chemical needed. Depending on the process and the volume of chemicals, chemical delivery system design must take into account appropriate storage methods and customization to meet the requirements of the specific application.
Considerations Before Purchase
In addition to selecting a supplier that has an excellent reputation and extensive experience in the design and building of chemical delivery systems, there are specific factors that affect the type of system needed.
- How much of a particular chemical is used in the process? Storage options from large volumes to small local storage must be available.
- How does the system calculate the required chemicals and how is the software for calculations supported?
- What are the control options and do they integrate easily and well with wet bench controls?
- What safety, error and leak detection features are available?
- Is the system flexible enough to adapt to specific process requirements and can the supplier undertake such customization?
Before making a purchasing decision, facility managers and staff responsible for the technical evaluation have to make sure the chosen chemical delivery system can meet their requirements on various factors such as the five listed above.
Chemical Delivery Systems by Modutek
Modutek has extensive experience in the design and construction of chemical delivery systems that meet the needs of their customers. The company’s systems feature a variety of storage options such as large volume storage, chemical tote or local drum, bottle or carboy. Storage includes level sensing from low/low through low and high to high/high and levels are displayed on a touch screen.
The SolidWorks Simulation Professional and SolidWorks Flow Simulation software calculates accurate chemical requirements. Because the software and the controls are designed and programmed in house, Modutek can customize them and can support the software with its own technicians. Based on the calculations, the controls provide precise mixing to minimize waste and lessen the overall operational costs.
Modutek’s chemical delivery systems integrate seamlessly with their wet bench technology, and can usually be used with wet benches from most other manufacturers. The company offers fully automated, semi-automated and manual wet processing equipment that can easily interface with its chemical delivery systems. These systems are flexible enough to also be used with existing wet bench equipment, whether made by Modutek or by other equipment manufacturers.
Modutek’s systems feature high safety and reliability with attention to excellent performance and quick changeovers. Cabinets are manufactured with double containment and double-walled plumbing is available along with leak detection and data logging. Modutek’s chemical delivery systems provide excellent repeatability and consistent results.
Modutek can easily customize its chemical delivery systems because all design and manufacturing work is done in house. The company has the expertise to evaluate customer requirements and make appropriate recommendations. Once the customer has decided on the system needed, Modutek’s engineers and technicians can make sure the equipment performs as expected and meets the specified operating parameters.
When customers ask Modutek to supply their chemical delivery system, the company can design and build exactly the customized system needed for the particular application. Facilities using chemicals can increase throughput while reducing chemical use. If you need an efficient and effective chemical delivery system to support your application contact Modutek for a free consultation or quote or email Modutek@modutek.com.