A manufacturer of tubes for oil transport won a new market by proposing a monocoque structure with a new material, PVDF.
If the prototype and the series batches didn’t pose any particular problem, the production was quickly compromised. The quality and productivity must be brought back to the standard defined to meet market demand.
Degradation of a PVDF results in a very corrosive acid that is toxic to personnel, so mastery of the process must be established to reduce and treat the product’s degradation.
SCIPROD immediately implemented a security protocol to protect staff from risks associated with the degradation of fluorinated products.
Training for staff and support teams (maintenance, method) was also carried out quickly. The analysis of the extruder during this training allowed to evaluate the surface state of the tools and correct defects.
Start-up, control, shutdown, and cleaning procedures were put in place with the teams.
Technical assistance for production implementation was carried out after renovating the extruder to establish more stable and secure transformation conditions.