Renewable Fuels and Biofuels

Prevent Corrosion Resulting from Renewables Conversion

Energy 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.


BioFuel Corrosion Problem

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.

Brownfield Alloy Upgrade Solution

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.

50% Savings Achieved



Benefits of Brownfield Alloy Upgrade

Faster Than Field Welding

HVTS is 3X faster and less expensive than field welding. It does not require heat treatment before or after application.

High-Temperature Service 

HVTS protects the base metal in high-temperature and high-pressure environments in the presence of CO₂, H₂S, FFA, HCl and other corrosive media.

Robust Protection

HVTS is a proven technology with an excellent track record in renewable diesel, energy, power, and other industrial applications.

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HVTS Features:

Prequalifying the Solution

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.

Delivering a Technical Package

IGS delivers a complete technical package of services ensuring a turnkey site application within agreed timescales, including:

  • Project Plan
  • Method Statement
  • Project Safety Analysis
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan
  • Job Specific Safety Data Sheets
  • Material Selection
  • Surface Preparation
  • Utilization of High Velocity Application Process (IGS HVTS)
  • Critical QA/QC Controls
  • Post-Project Reports
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