12 Jul FCCU Flue Gas Slide Valve
Description of Equipment: Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Flue Gas Slide Valve
Problem: Conventional erosion resistant materials did not provide the desired reliability and long term performance in this challenging service environment.
Solution: Thermbond Formula 12-L as specified by the end user based on proven success in other hex-mesh applications requiring erosion and thermal shock resistance.
Product Being Replaced: None. This was a new slide valve to be installed in a Gulf Coast USA refinery.
Products Applied: Thermbond Formula 12-L
Method of Installation: Ramming
Equipment Used: Hobart Type-Mixer and Pneumatic ramming gun
Scope of Work: Thermbond Formula 12-L rammed into hex-mesh stainless steel 1″ thick
Installation Date: September 2014
Follow Up: Continue dialogue with end user. Minimum 5 year run before next inspection scheduled for 2020.