• We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services, as well as providing professional technical support and outstanding manufacturing practices. Our devotion to excellence is paralleled by our keen sense of responsibility for health, safety and the environment.

  • 2 We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services

  • 3 We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services, as well as providing professional technical support and outstanding manufacturing practices.

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HYDROCHLORIC ACID

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a colorless to yellowish-green, clear corrosive liquid with a pungent, irritating odor. It is completely soluble in water, and hydrochloric acid gas mixed with water generates a violent exothermic reaction. Contact with most metals results in the formation of flammable hydrogen gas.

 

HCl is primarily used in the petrochemical and petroleum industries for its utility in chemical processing and oilfield productivity, metal pickling, galvanizing and as a pH correction agent. It is also used in the production of calcium chloride and as a product that is used to treat swimming pools.

 

Al-Kout’s hydrochloric acid is delivered in bulk by tanker or transported in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or drums.

 

Please refer to the attached Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more detailed information regarding the use, storage and safe handling of this product.

PRODUCT USES

 

  • Manufacturing organic compounds like dichloroethane and vinyl chloride, which are used to manufacture PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride).
  • Regulating the pH level of a wide variety of manufacturing processes including the production of drinking water, foods, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Lowering the pH or total alkalinity of the water in swimming pools to optimal levels for swimmers.
  • Purifying table salt.
  • Pickling Steel – removing rust and scale from a steel coil or sheet.
  • Processing leathers in the leather tanning industry.
  • Regenerating ion exchangers.
  • Producing inorganic compounds such as ferric acid and aluminum chlorohydrate for water treatment.
  • Assisting oil well production.
  • Processing various additives like fructose, citric acid, and hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

Product Specification

 

Parameters Specification
Appearance Colorless
Specific Gravity 1.156 — 1.160
Temperature ° C 22 —26
Hcl wt % 32.0—33.0
Hcl gpl 369—382
Iron as Fe+3 ppm max 1.0
Free chlorine ppm max 2.0

Physical and Chemical Properties

 

Parameters Specification
Appearance / colour Colorless to slight yellow clear liquid
Odor Strong, pungent
Molecular weight 36.5
Melting point Not applicable
Boiling point 76°C @ 101kPa
Specific gravity 1.16 @ 20°C (Water =1)
Vapor pressure @ 21.1°C 3.23 psi
Vapor density 1.3 (Air=1)

 

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

HEALTH: 3

FLAMMABILITY: 0

INSTABILITY:1

CORROSIVE: COR

Life Hazard
  • Causes eye and skin burns.
  • Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns.
  • Maybe fetal if inhaled or swallowed.
  • Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause erosion of exposed teeth.
  • Corrosive to metals.

Fire Hazard

None