Oil refineries and petrochemical plants need refractory solutions that provide a continuous, efficient, and reliable gasification process to output synthesis gas, or syngas. The gases are ultimately used to manufacture energy, petrochemical, gasoline, aviation, and diesel products.
Gasifier Refractory Solutions
HWI has been a refractory technology leader in the gasification industry since 1974. Our brick and castable refractory linings protect the steel shell of the gasifier chamber from the harsh environment necessary for the gasification process, which includes elevated temperature, high pressure, reactive gases and slags, thermal shock, and hydrogen corrosion. Our gasifier solutions are used for both slagging and non-slagging gasifiers.
The gasification process is a set of chemical reactions that use limited oxygen to convert a carbon-containing feedstock into syngas, which is itself a fuel. Oil refineries take feedstock such as waste fuel that has low value and use a non-slagging gasifier to make value-added hydrogen, carbon monoxide, or methane, which is in turn used for manufacturing petrochemicals, gasoline, aviation, or diesel fuels. Petrochemical plants use gasification to transform waste petrochemical products to syngas in the form of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, or methane, which becomes value-added feedstock for the petrochemical plant.
Our extensive refractory product line addresses the changes to the operation that incrementally occur during the life of the gasifier. We offer a wide range of brick and monolithic options to fit the needs of any gasifier design, from the high-chrome-containing AUREX® product line to the silica-free H-W® CORUNDUM.
Gasifier Refractory Linings: Key Benefits
- Extended service life of refractories and gasifiers
- Continuous, efficient and reliable operation at high temperatures
- Reliable operation under high pressure
- Resistance to hydrogen corrosion
- Resistance to slag corrosion
- Increased production efficiency
- Reduced maintenance costs and downtime
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
HWI can provide layup and match-marking services for gasifier domes to ensure all the pieces fit perfectly before arriving on site. Match-marking makes the on-site installation accurate, fast, and efficient.