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  • #4304


    Date: 12 Aug 2005

    is it possible from the metalorogy view point to make the last seven tubes of the coker heater from a metal which withstand skin temperature in the range of 730C ? We always suffer from high skin temperatures(677C) in the last three tubes(the nearest to the burners) of the heater short times( 30days) after steam spalling.the tubes metal is 9cr.
    -Semon Jones

    …copied form the old discussion forum

  • #7720


    Some companys have gone to 347 S|S material to be able to run higher skin temps.

  • #7687


    In our Upgrader, we use 9 Cr-1 Mo tubes for high skin temperatures and they can run until 1350ºF as maximum per design in On line spalling in accordance to API RP 530
    Euclides Prieto, BSIE, MSME
    Inspection Engineer Lead – DCU Area
    Hamaca Upgrader, Venezuela

  • #6258

    Gaetano Ambrosino

    A Uniform Temperature Distribution within the furnace is very important in eliminating the tube hot spots induced by flame impingements.
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