Acid Salts and Additives

Asterion Acid Salts and Additives are available in a wide range of formulations to improve the performance of acid pickle operations.  Dry acid salts and dry acid salt additives offer accelerated oxide removal at lower costs.  Acid additives provide improved operations and extended life to acid pickling processes.

Asterion acid salts and additives are easily controlled to offer long life, reduced operating concentrations and lower operating temperatures.  These features combine to ensure economic and efficient operation.

Dry Acid Salts

Dry acid salts promote the activation of brazed and welded areas on steel parts. Built in wetters assist other components in the formulas to accelerate oxide removal.

An additive of a concentrated blend of salts and surfactants in a free flowing granular form is also available to be used with Sodium BiSulfate or Sulfuric Acid to prepare an electrolytic acid pickle solution. The built in wetters accelerate oxide removal. This product is less expensive to prepare and maintain than comparable dry acid salts to further reduce operating costs.

Acid Additives

These additives contain a combination of highly effective, acid resistant emulsifiers, wetting agents and dispersants to degrease parts.  These formulations enhance pickling, derusting and scale removal while reducing metal loss. Formulations are non toxic and non flammable.  A new generation of acid inhibitors is available which does not form a continuous film and protects the metal by absorption to specific corrosion sites.  These products are formulated to work effectively with hydrochloric or sulfuric acid pickle operations.

These acid additives extend the acid life and improve heavy scale removal. A combination product is available with fume supressants and wetting agents to protect the base metal from sulfuric acid, extend the useful life of the pickling solution and reduce fumes and heat loss.  This product effectively eliminates the use of up to two other products. All Asterion Acid Additives reduce smut while assisting in the removal of dirt rust.  Asterion acid additives are easily controlled to offer long life, reduced operating concentrations and lower operating temperatures.  These features combine to ensure economic and efficient operation. Some formulations will extend the life of the acid pickle tank.