HighTurbulence® Pickling Systems

Pickling Wire

The QED patented multiple-stage HighTurbulence® Pickling System is a state-of-the-art high speed pickling wire cleaning package. Constructed of composite materials and using advanced fluid flow technology, our design guarantees reliability and efficient pickling within a minimum length. This environmentally-friendly system is a totally enclosed design that prevents fume escape and minimizes acid consumption.

pickling wire

  • Patented Design
  • High Speed Cleaning
  • Highly Turbulent Multiple Stage Cleaning
  • Totally Enclosed Fumeless System
  • Low Maintenance Design
  • Rugged Composite Construction
  • Latest PLC Controls
  • Low Acid Consumption


The HighTurbulence® acid section represents the latest development in acid cleaning technology. Our carefully designed flow patterns effectively break down the boundary layer pocket of spent acid adjacent to the wires, thus continuously supplying fresh acid to the wire surface. Pickling speed is further increased by the effective scrubbing action of the turbulent acid flow.

HighTurbulance Exceptional Cleaning In keeping with today’s energy conservation concerns we have designed the acid section into a series of modular stages, with each section having a separate optimally sized corrosion resistant pump, turbulence tray and re-circulating loop. The multiple stage design allows for lower acid consumption, by the efficient “stepping” of acid concentration levels. This allows QED’s HighTurbulence® pickling system to effectively use acid as weak as 2% HCl. The modular system also ensures a lower spare parts inventory cost and eliminates the need of costly back-up pumps.

Sealing Curtains and Rinsing Equipment

High Turbulance Pickling SealingQED supplies two-entrance and two-rinse curtains which recirculate water through special corrosion resistant pumps. The smooth laminar flow curtains effectively seal in the acid fumes and flood the rinse trays. Final rinsing of the pickling wire is accomplished by highly effective pressure water spray.


PLC Control Systems

High Turbulance Pickling Control GraphQED’s Engineers and Programmers, working together with our customer base, have developed the most user friendly interface available in the wire industry. With the latest Siemens PLC hardware our control systems are networked for easy customer hookup and SCADA integration. The large touchscreen graphical interface provides data logging, alarm history and advanced troubleshooting capabilities.


Standard Features

Standard Features
  • Ultrasonic Level Sensors
  • Vertical Corrosion Resistant Pumps
  • Thermocouples in each Section
  • Advanced PLC Control
  • Effective Fluid Wiping System
  • Quick Access Hatches
  • Easy Threading and Operation


Optional Features

Optiona lFeatures

  • Quartz Electric Acid Heaters
  • Internal Air Wipes
  • Acid Concentration Control
  • Cooling System Package