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Blasch introduces new approach to reformer flue gas tunnels

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Blasch Precision Ceramics has announced a unique new approach to primary reformer flue gas tunnels with their StaBloxTM Tunnel System.

Attendees of the Nitrogen + Syngas Conference in Turkey, February 23 – 26, will be among the first to see this new system modelled. Blasch’s new StaBlox Tunnel System allows for an extremely fast, easy installation while at the same time offering a much higher levels of reliability with customisable interlocking blocks and highly engineered, mortar free expansion joints.

Ted Collins, Blasch Ceramics Vice President of Sales, commented: “Unlike traditional reformer flue gas tunnels which will typically fail as a result of the effects of multiple thermal cycles on the mortared components, and incorrect accommodation for expansion due to thermal growth, we have engineered the guesswork out of our StaBlox Tunnel System. The same base material and distributed expansion technology behind the StaBlox system has been supplied by Blasch in various high temperature combustion applications for decades now”.

Because of the geometry of the blocks in the base, walls and customised structural lid of the Blasch StaBlox Tunnel System, installation is reduced to less than one half of current install time with considerably less manpower required, and no mortar joints.

Blasch has significant expertise in high temperature processes within oil refineries as well as chemical plants. They have developed a number of patented systems that continue to improve processes and lower worldwide.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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