Petrochemical plants and refineries need refractory solutions to efficiently and reliably insulate steam reformer and cracker furnaces used to convert LNG feedstock into valuable products, such as hydrogen and ethylene.
Reformer and Cracker Refractory Solutions
HarbisonWalker International provides tailored solutions for refractory linings to ensure that steam methane reformers and cracker furnaces have the highest thermal insulation for reliable, energy efficient operation and total performance of the process.
Reformers and cracker process heaters are insulated boxes with tubes running through them that are heated internally by a series of burners. These burners are frequently designed to heat a refractory wall which radiates energy onto the process tubes.
HarbisonWalker International provides every type of refractory product needed to line reformer and cracker units, including INSWOOL® ceramic fiber modules, KAST-O-LITE® low-iron lightweight monolithics, GREENTHERM low-iron insulating firebrick, CLIPPER® DP super duty firebrick, and KALA® creep-resistant firebrick.
What’s more, we are a distributor of emissivity coatings, a special refractory coating used to maximize efficiency and reduce maintenance and downtime of steam methane reformers and cracker furnaces.
Reformer and Cracker Refractory Linings: Key Benefits
- Consistent thermal reliability at extremely high temperatures
- Resistance to acid corrosion
- Extended service life of units
- Increased production efficiency
- Reduced fuel use
- Reduced maintenance costs and downtime