Extend power station outage cycle time
Short outage cycles and component replacement costs have long-hindered the power generation industry. Over time—often short periods of time—intense heat deforms and destroys a plant’s stainless steel burner tubes and nozzles, boiler tubes, and other components.
In coal-fired power plants, intense boiler temperatures of up to 1500°C instantly flash water to steam to create the pressure required to spin turbines to power generators. The intense heat warps, erodes and degrades stainless steel components within the heating system, reducing performance, necessitating costly maintenance and taking the system out of operation for many weeks and costing millions of dollars in time, materials and lost revenue.
Pyrotek has captured the strength and durability of Ceramite® and Ceraforte® refractory to transform coal-fired power plant outage cycle times, in many cases tripling the effective lifespan of critical and costly high-temperature components.
- Increased durability
- High mechanical strength
- Resistance to high temperature and thermal shock
- Reduced downtime
- Smaller environmental footprint