Did you know that the word Pyrex glass is actually 3.3 Low expansion glass or also known by its chemical name Borosilicate?
Borosilicate was invented by mistake, like most great inventions, back in the 19th century by Otto Schott inGermany, he founded what is now known as the Schott AG.
Corning Glass introduce their version in 1915 which propelled the Borosilicate Glass into the stratosphere in theUSA.
Borosilicate is used through out the industrial world from diverse applications such as military optics to chemical manufacturing.
For years we have sold Pyrex glass piping products to pharmaceutical & chemical companies around the world. As with all industries, things change.
Over the last decade borosilicate products have been isolated from the typical plant manufacturing applications back to the pilot plant and laboratories.
Chem Flowtronics has learned with many years experience the combination of metals and glass and the advantages of using borosilicate in controlled environments such as sight flow indicators,
level gauges, measuring equipment. We have do this by applying three simple rules
- what is pressure / temperature exposure and how do those values change in the application
- materials or fluids that the assembly will be in contact with
- how can we protect the glass from human interaction