Process Piping: Polymers Versus Stainless Steel
For many years, stainless steel has been the material of
choice for pharmaceutical industry process systems. Concerns about stainless steel systems – such as rouging in high purity water, metallic ion
contamination and inner surface finishes – which
require post-installation maintenance are often
tolerated because of advantages such as durability in long-term use and validation.
Gary Dennis, Arkema (April 2006)
Keywords: stainless steel process systems Concerns durability in long-term use and validation