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Sodium Dispersion

KMR Dispersions, LLC is your source for sodium dispersion. KMR, a partner company of Creative Engineers, has a state-of-the-art facility in New Freedom, PA that is designed from the ground up to incorporate the principles of environmental stewardship and safety for its employees. With a current batch size of up to 400 gallons, KMR can easily produce large quantities of dispersion on short notice. Because of the nature of sodium dispersion, all production is made to order to guarantee you the best performance.

KMR has added a smaller scale unit to allow development work, small-lot production, and custom-tailored dispersion formulas.

Sodium metal handling and sodium dispersion require special care in their transportation, use, and handling. For information on dispersions, contact KMR’s sales agent, Columbia Sales International, Inc., at 443-956-7133 to discuss your requirements.

List of Products
 

  • Na in mineral oil

  • Na in transformer oil

  • Li in mineral oil

Click here for a sodium dispersion SDS.

S-Grade Sodium Metal Supply

Sodium metal is water- and oxygen-reactive and can be difficult to handle. Allow Creative Engineers, Inc., to provide your small quantity S-grade sodium needs. Custom sizing and packaging is available to closely match your needs. At our facility in New Freedom, PA, we can:

  • Repackage sodium into “dose” packages,

  • Provide molten feed systems

  • Provide methods for oxide-free delivery

  • Custom-size ingots

Metallic sodium of high purity can be provided by several methods:

  • Distilling sodium metal

  • Packaging of reactor-grade sodium

  • Deoxidizing sodium using cold-trap technology

  • High-surface-area sodium dispersions

Process engineering of metallic sodium handling, transportation, and reaction system is available.

For information on our R-Grade (Reactor-Grade) sodium, see below.

Eliminate the safety concerns of handling sodium and other alkali metals by contacting us for engineered solutions to your process requirements.

Click here for a summary of sodium physical properties. Click here for a sodium SDS.

R-Grade Sodium Metal Supply

R-Grade sodium is used for demanding applications where low calcium content is critical. The calcium specification for R-Grade sodium is more than an order of magnitude better than standard S-grade sodium.

Please see our R-grade sodium flyer (PDF) for more details.

We can also offer R-Grade sodium as:

  • Ingots of various sizes and shapes

  • Special packaging including larger or smaller containers

Eliminate the safety concerns of handling R-Grade sodium and other alkali metals by contacting us for engineered solutions to your process requirements.

Click here for a summary of sodium physical properties. Click here for a sodium SDS.

Eliminate the safety concerns of handling sodium and other alkali metals by contacting us for engineered solutions to your process requirements.

Click here for a summary of sodium physical properties. Click here for a sodium SDS.

See product brochure (PDF) for complete specifications

  • Available in various formulations containing 1.5-4% sodium by weight

  • Custom formulations available

  • All sales made to order

 

Fluoropolymer Etching Equipment Carts

 

Fluoropolymer Etching Test Kits

  • Allows users to confirm that old or previously opened etch still meets specifications.

  • Fast and easy to use

  • Contains everything you need to complete 5 tests

  • Check out our blog post with more information about this useful product that Creative Engineers, Inc. offers.

Fluoropolymer Etchant

Sodium - Potassium Alloy Supply

Creative Engineers is supplying Sodium-Potassium alloy (NaK) for various industrial applications. NaK is a eutectic alloy of sodium and potassium that is liquid at room temperature, making it an excellent heat transfer medium and coolant. Our high-quality NaK is produced to meet the stringent standards of the industry, ensuring reliable performance in demanding environments. Whether you need NaK for use in nuclear reactors, thermal batteries, or other specialized applications, Creative Engineers is your trusted source for premium NaK products.

Click here for a summary of NaK physical properties. 

Lithium Metal

Creative Engineers, Inc. can perform R&D activities involving lithium. Our staff of engineers is very experienced in the use of lithium and other alkali metals.

Click here for a summary of lithium physical properties. Click here for a lithium SDS.

Potassium Metal

CEI is able to perform any testing involving potassium metal, including reactions, purifications, and alloying. Our engineers have worked in the manufacture of potassium and its derivatives, including NaK (sodium-potassium alloy) for over 35 years. Note that there are special issues involved with handling potassium that has become old and oxidized. If you see any signs of yellow or gold on a sample of potassium, call CEI right away. This could be a sign of potassium superoxide, which can be shock sensitive.

Click here for a summary of potassium physical properties.

Metal Hydrides and Oxides

Metal hydrides and metal oxides are unique materials that present special challenges for safe handling. Call for a free consultation with our experienced engineers.

Potassium Superoxide Shock Sensitivity

Through the years, there have been many documented incidents involving NaK and potassium superoxide that resulted in violent explosions. In most cases, the explosive situation resulted from a combination of potassium-sodium alloy, potassium superoxide, and an organic material (such as mineral oil) with an applied shear force. This shock-sensitive mixture is not always predictable; however, the potential consequences of improper handling can be severe.

In 1999, an explosion at Oak Ridge National Laboratory resulted when a force was applied to an accumulation of spilled potassium-sodium alloy, mineral oil, and potassium superoxide lying at the bottom of the furnace. Several serious injuries occurred, and as a result, the DOE completed a Type “A” accident report.

Very few technical references are available for the handling and use of alkali metals. The most complete reference, the Sodium and NaK Engineering Handbook, specifically recommends the use of dry steam for the deactivation of NaK that may contain superoxide.

Creative Engineers, Inc. has many years of experience dealing with and handling NaK and NaK containing potassium superoxide, including the clean-up of the Oak Ridge explosion. Please feel free to call or email us with any specific questions or concerns.

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