The formation of coke in a typical Steam Cracker environment is an inevitable and complex phenomenon. Because of the pyrolysis reaction, thermally insulating hydrocarbon is deposited on the tube walls, so reducing the effective cross-sectional area. To ensure a constant mass flow through the plant, the furnace temperature must be raised continuously. Regular decoking of the furnaces is therefore necessary.
However, this problem can be reduced by selecting the proper tube metallurgy, such as Centralloy® ET 45 Micro or Centralloy® HT E. These alloys are the universally preferred choice especially for “hot” outlet passes and with their carefully controlled specific additions can produce a dense and ”self-healing” oxide layer. This is especially effective in limiting coke formation and subsequent carburisation thereby increasing the overall Furnace performance and extending the Radiant Coil life.
Developed by Schmidt + Clemens, the special alloy Centralloy® HT E is the optimal material for your steam cracker.
Due to the special composition of this alloy, a dense and self-healing oxide layer forms during the running up of the furnace that is especially effective in reducing the coking of the tube reactor.
When it comes to the application of our spun cast products in steam crackers, reformers or DRI plants, there is practically no situation that we cannot assist you with. To put it simply: We manufacture tubes, coils, reformer tubes, harps and manifolds for petrochemical application using the combination of know-how, quality and reaction speed that is unique to S+C.
S+C offers the full range in spun cast and static cast parts, i.e. tubes, return bends, elbows, Y-pieces, T-pieces and tetra-fittings all from just one source. Another advantage of S+C spun cast products is that we can manufacture entire tube assemblies such as harps and ethylene coils completely in-house. This benefits our customers because in addition to spun cast products, S+C also manufactures static cast products. S+C’s experience with both casting processes ensure that individual components are combined to give optimum results.
In addition to our high alloy systems being used in the radiant sections of process furnaces, it is the substantial added values that make S+C stand out from its competitive environment. The message is clear: Because we understand your installations and problems, we can increase your sales revenue and profits. We achieve this by optimising our products and services, allowing you to increase production volumes significantly.
S+C offers advice for the high alloy components in your furnaces throughout their entire life cycle. From design, through manufacture to delivery and installation, and then during a lifetime of operation and maintenance, S+C is your partner, assisting you in reducing the life cycle costs of our products.
Our specialists and consultants know – due to their extensive experience in the petrochemical industry – the precise interaction of material and process and can recommend the optimum application and design of our products. Furthermore, we will also train your specialist welders in processing our materials or offer advise on other associated matters.
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