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Extended Run Length using Ceramic Coating on Fired Heaters

Presented By

Sanjay Lodha - Tubacoat


TUBACOAT (or advanced ceramic coated tubes) is a disruptive innovation technology from TUBACEX Group. This new technology of silica ceramic coating has an excellent resistance to coking, erosion and corrosion at extreme conditions and high temperature up to 800oC(1472oF) in critical refinery and petrochemical process equipment. TUBACOAT tubes also minimize coke formation, deposition and plugging due to its chemical inertness in Delayed Coker, Visbraker, Vacuum Distillation Unit, Resid Hydrocracker and other refinery unit furnaces. These benefits improve unit run length without decoking, unit reliability, heat transfer efficiency, tubes life cycle, increase throughput and reduce carbon foot-print for both new and aging plant equipment.

This presentation tries to bring out the properties and advantages in terms of resistance of ceramic coated tubes to various forms of coking, corrosion, fouling, scaling and the expected cost savings. Chemical inertness and coking resistance study and case studies based on results from various commercial field trials and runs with major US and Europe refineries and further developments will be presented.

TUBACEX Group provides tubular solutions in the five continents. The TUBACEX group is dedicated to the production and sale of seamless tubes in stainless steel and high nickel alloys. In addition, it manufactures other long stainless steel products.

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