Covering liquids is always a challenge for factories.
Galvanizing plants are traditional electrolytic technologies used to cover various metal or plastic components with a corrosion-resistant metal layer. Similar to all surface treatment technologies, this process is automated well as it supports fast and efficient production.
So, wouldn’t it be a lot easier if you had a fixed, permanent layer to cover this? A fixed, constructed “cover” hinders the function of the automated machinery and the movement of parts in the tank.
In practice, a permanently constructed cover is not a viable option, as the parts have to be constantly immersed in and lifted out from the tanks. Due to this, most factories leave their tanks uncovered. However, we have a solution. This is where industrial balls “roll” into the picture!
A cover created with industrial balls is a flexible system that requires no maintenance or work. You do not have to worry about the equipment moving through the liquid as the balls simply move out of the way and automatically spread back into place.
How do industrial balls work?
Once a sufficient amount of balls are on the surface of a liquid, they arrange themselves to cover 91%. This isolates the liquid from the environment reducing their interaction significantly.
But why do liquids have to be covered at all?
To minimize contact between the liquid and its environment and thus their effects on each other. For example, evaporation can be prevented by simply pouring the balls on. An absence of evaporation decreases material losses; Importantly, if the liquid is hazardous or poisonous, the release of dangerous gases and mists into the environment is also reduced. As a result, there is no need to use a high-performance exhaust system which will save energy and money while improving the health and safety of the work environment. Safety is also enhanced, as there is no risk of splashing.
Another vital energy-saving factor is the balls act as an insulation barrier and provide energy savings of up to 75% in the case of heated tanks. So, considering the current energy prices and investment costs of the balls, they will be refunded within a few months.
Therefore, uncovered liquids lead to additional costs and numerous other issues. Whereas a layer of balls provides a lasting solution for covering liquids without massive investments or maintenance!