Newsroom - Mar 11, 2014

Combined On-Site HVTS and Overlay Protects PC-Fired Boiler

Recently, IGS provided surface protection for a large utility with a 265 MW CE coal-fired boiler with Low Nox Burners and SOFA. The varying wastage rates in the different areas of the boiler, mix of erosion and corrosion issues, and previous poor performance of the existing thermal spray coating lent itself well to an IGS turnkey surface protection project.

As a result, we executed automated pulse-mig welding on the boiler floor and provided HVTS cladding on the furnace walls. Previous 888 thermal spray coating applied in the past was spalling on the floor sections. IGS stripped the old coating and applied 800 sf of Inconel 622 weld overlay. Additionally, we provided a HVTS coating to protect the furnace walls from reduced atmosphere corrosion. IGS successfully performed all necessary applications without any safety incidents and reduced the number of contractors with a multidisciplinary approach.

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