Silicon Carbide Heat Exchangers for the electronics industry
A more efficient and reliable heat exchanger for handling ultra-pure acids in the electronics industry
Electronic components must be manufactured in ultra-clean environments where contamination and dust are strictly prohibited. The chemicals used in these manufacturing processes must themselves be ultra-clean.
The materials of construction choice for process equipment are therefore critical. A major Asian player in the production of electronic components has chosen to replace its PFA heat exchangers with silicon carbide exchangers.
Due to its manufacturing process, SiC is an extremely pure, chemically inert material and has a high thermal shock resistance. Mersen SiC heat exchangers have exceptional thermal conductivity, which gives them a substantial advantage in terms of compactness and reactivity over PFA or PTFE heat exchangers.