Coatings for Aluminum - Lumiclad®

Lumiclad® Process Line

For Lumiclad process lines of up to 200 gallon tank size, Birchwood Technologies supplies a complete, skid-mounted Ion Exchange System, for purchase by the customer. This unit incorporates the following components:

A sump tank to collect the rinse waters, 3/4 hp centrifugal pump, 20" particle filter, 14" x 48" carbon filter chamber, two mixed-bed resin tanks (each tank contains 3.5 cu. Ft. of mixed cation/anion resin), conductivity light and hose connections. The system can generate a total flow rate of about 10 gpm and has a central control panel for straightforward water and power connections.

For Lumiclad process lines of more than 200 gallon tank size, Birchwood Technologies has coordinated with Siemens Water Technologies to provide Ion Exchange services and other waste treatment needed on a lease basis. Siemens offers Ion Exchange systems and can also accept any other hazardous waste for proper treatment. Siemens would work directly with the customer to design and size the system, install and maintain it. They carry all the appropriate hazardous waste permits to transport and regenerate the resin tanks, and can pick up/deliver the tanks in their own trucks and perform the entire regeneration process themselves. When the process tanks in the line require changing out, they can be drummed up and sent out for proper disposal, at modest cost, through Siemens Corp.

Lumiclad® Process Lines Are Available, from Birchwood Technologies, at Low Cost

For example, a standard Lumiclad BC40 Tank Line can process up to 1,500 pounds of work per shift and would utilize a series of 40-gallon tanks, each measuring 16" x 24" x 24" deep. When supplied with the necessary chemical products and Ion Exchange System, the BC40 tank line sells for about $22,000.

The BC100 Tank Line is rated for up to 4,000 pounds of work per shift, utilizing a series of 100-gallon tanks, each measuring 24" x 40" x 28.5" deep. When supplied with the necessary chemical products and Ion Exchange System, the cost is about $37,000.

Details of these process lines are available in our price proposals.