Whertec Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating for Industrial Process Equipment
Slag is the enemy of boiler performance. According to the International Energy Agency, slagging incidents cost the global utility industry several billion dollars a year in reduced power generation and equipment maintenance.
Whertec Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating prevents the devastating effects of slag and other deposits from forming. Its ceramic coating creates an inert, corrosion-resistant barrier between the slag and the tube surface, heat-rated to 1800°F. It is a non-porous, non-reactive shield that resists ash, oxidation, erosion, iron sulfide corrosion, sulfur permeation and hazardous chemical byproducts.
Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating has a high emissivity thermal transfer and will not insulate boiler tubes. Aside from the high emissivity characteristics of the Tube ArmorTM, additional efficiency gain can be established due to ash and scale will not form or adhere to the tube.
Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating can be applied quickly. The process begins by grit blasting down to white metal and preparing the boiler tube surface. Next, Tube ArmorTM is applied one coat at a time until the recommended or desired thickness has been met. The convenient spray-on delivery system allows us to cover thousands of square feet in a single shift, making it an ideal task to perform during scheduled maintenance outages. In addition to our field services, you can ship panels to our state-of-the-art shop facility in order to be treated with Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coatings before the tubes are installed in your boiler.
Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating provides exceptional thermal management for lower furnace exit gas temperatures (FEGT), an ideal benefit for most boilers, but especially those that may be operating at higher-than-designed conditions. If your industrial boiler environment requires exceptional performance and protection against slag and other deposit formation, choose Whertec Tube ArmorTM Ceramic Coating. It’s unparalleled in:
- Quick application
- Reliability and performance increases
- Effectively extending equipment life
- Reducing downtime – prevent forced outages due to slag and fouling
- Significantly reduces super heat and water wall slagging
- Long-life formulations available
- Case Study – Portland General Electric