Gas and liquid processing involves large areas of metal dedicated to heat and mass transfer. In most cases, the surface of the metal is left as it results from a conventional pressure vessel manufacturing process. The company is interested in innovations around one function in particular:
"The prevention of adherence of crystals or other solid particles to the surface of metals used in their products"
This may also include sub- functions like:
» Heat/mass transfer improvements
» changing flow characteristics and pressure drops (favor adherence of fluids)
» Improving mechanical properties (resistance, resilience…)
The following technology or thematic areas are likely to be of most interest to this client:
» Hydrophobic surfaces ("solidophobic" if it exists)
» Local changes of thermal or mass transfer properties
» Nano-structuration » Plasma
» Metallic oxide deposition
More information here
Please send all responses to POINT@iasp.ws by 5th September.