The corrosion-resistance of stainless steel makes it an attractive selection for many tank and vessel Head applications. At Brighton Tru-Edge, we maximize our customers’ benefits associated with these properties by completing nearly every stainless steel Head with a pickling process.

Why Pickling?

In normal atmospheric conditions, common stainless steel will not rust. It has a protective layer that forms when the steel surface reacts to oxygen. However, during the manufacturing process, a Head may be exposed to acids or other conditions that might interfere with this layer. Pickling removes specific surface defects and contaminants and restores the common corrosion resistance of the stainless.

The Process

After forming, Brighton Tru-Edge Heads are completely submerged in our heated 25-foot tank. We utilize a picking solution of nitric acid and ammonium bifluoride. After pickling, the Heads are sprayed with a high-temperature steam cleaner.

This pickling process extends the life of the materials, enhancing the longevity of your equipment.

More than Heads

At Brighton Tru-Edge, we are able to offer pickling on a wide variety of end products. We provide pickling services for all fabricated stainless steel, including half-pipe, coils and cylinders, to meet your needs. We can also offer our pickling services for stainless products you have manufactured or produced elsewhere.