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Aromatic Hydrocarbons Risks

  • 1.  Aromatic Hydrocarbons Risks

    Posted 08-22-2019 20:24
    Due the low flash point of aromatic hydrocarbons what's the recommendation of use in process where the hydrocarbon will be mixed with another compound with high temperature (about 194o. F or 90o. C) in a tank feeded with a pneumatic pump?
    Let's imagine that the pneumatic pump finished to pump this compound with 194o.F and in the sequence you have to pump the aromatic hydrocarbon (about 114o.F or 46o. C), considered this hydrocarbon solvent is inside a metalic drum and the tube to pump is metalic too).

    Adolfo Leao
    Production Engineer