Oil and Gas companies are repurposing refineries to produce renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and other renewable biofuels and products. Process equipment designed to refine crude oil products will now be faced with new chemical compositions, pressures and temperatures. Free fatty acid corrosion, sulfidation, wet chloride corrosion, carbonic acid corrosion and stress corrosion cracking can all detrimentally affect existing carbon steel, stainless steel or internally clad reactors, drums and other process equipment.
Corrosion mechanisms in renewable diesel processing are unique. Conventional base materials of columns, towers and reactors, as well as past corrosion mitigation strategies, are unsuitable in these new operating environments.
Integrated Global Services (IGS) upgrade the vessel’s internal metallurgy to a higher nobility alloy. IGS utilizes our proprietary HVTS (High Velocity Thermal Spray) alloy cladding process on-site, during turnarounds, to prevent metal wastage and eliminate the corrosion mechanisms associated with renewable fuel processing. With over 20 years of operating experience, HVTS is a proven solution to address the prevention of mission-critical O&G process equipment corrosion and delivers significant value when compared to welding and/or replacement.
Faster Than Field Welding
HVTS is 3X faster and less expensive than field welding. It does not require heat treatment before or after application.
HVTS protects the base metal in high-temperature and high-pressure environments in the presence of CO₂, H₂S, FFA, HCl and other corrosive media.
IGS works with the EPC, asset owners and licensors delivering a comprehensive pre-qualification process to govern the quality of the applied surface technology solution and ensure that the HVTS protection is suitable for the new harsh corrosion mechanisms. Rigorous tests are performed in the IGS state-of-the-art R&D Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia.
IGS delivers a complete technical package of services ensuring a turnkey site application within agreed timescales, including: