Baum offers complete manufacturing capability from steel to plastic. Paste extrusion PTFE is done on specially designed extruders and lining uses highly automated production processes. Baum uses assets including state-of-the-art transfer molding to ensure speed to market.
Baum manufactures plastic lined pipe, fittings, vessels, dip tubes, valves and expansion joints that protect the steel pipe/fittings from corrosion using PTFE, PFA, ETFE, PVDF or PP. All PTFE/PFA parts are supplied in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive and ASTM F1545-15a Requirements.
Baum America Corp. utilizes manufacturing techniques and materials that result in a product with benefits not offered by other manufacturers. Some of these advantages are highlighted below.
Baum PTFE liners are paste extruded. This insures permeation resistance that exceeds the isostatically molded PTFE products common in the US. This claim is supported by empirical data recorded during independent testing by the Korrosionsinstitutet of Sweden.
Many of the Baum fittings will be upgraded to injection molded PFA. This is an even higher quality polymer with mechanical properties and permeation resistance that normally come at a much higher price. Injection molding these fittings means that Baum products come with full penetration welds unlike the welded over designs common with PTFE fittings.
Baum metal housings will feature rotating A105 forged steel flanges and seamless A106 pipe as standard. Domestic products typically charge for a similar upgrade.
Quality is verified by rigorous testing and assured with insurance company certification. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) requires not only participation in an ISO quality program but spark and hydro testing on every piece, constant batch testing, permanent marking and total traceability of components.
Greater flexibility in design (Schedule 10 stainless steel systems, DIN dimensions, electro polished stainless steel exteriors, conductive PTFE, etc) is available.
Baum will supply these upgrades at levels competitive with current market pricing.