Ethylene Furnaces

Ethylene Furnace Solutions

Fired Heaters, including Ethylene Furnaces, have the greatest running cost on your site. If any one of these heaters is 1 or 2% inefficient it can consume an additional $1m in fuel over a year or result in $millions in lost revenue.

IGS Ethylene Furnace Solutions deliver:

  • CO2 and NOx emission reduction 
  • Increased capacity
  • Fuel savings
  • Elimination of operational limitations (excess flue gas temperature, firing duty, draft)
  • Refractory particle encapsulation
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Our Solutions

Cetek Efficiency Coatings

Tube Tech – Engineered Convection Section Cleaning

Hot-tek – Online Maintenance & Emergency Services:

  • Hot Tube Descaling
  • Hot Tube Stabilization
  • Hot Convection Cleaning
  • Hot Inspection Service
  • Hot Vacuum Service

Cetek Efficiency Coatings

High-Emissivity Ceramic Coatings for Refractory Surfaces

Cetek has seen a distinct benefit in treating refractory surfaces with a high emissivity ceramic coating, increasing the radiant heat transfer inside Ethylene Furnaces over design. The coating increases refractory emissivity which results in a significant increase in hydrogen production at the same process parameters.  

The Solution

Cetek’s High Emissivity Ceramic Coating system increases the radiant heat transfer inside Ethylene Furnaces, delivering optimum performance and reducing CO2 and NOx emissions.  

The Benefits 

  • CO2 and NOx emission reduction 
  • Increased capacity 
  • Fuel savings 
  • Elimination of operational limitations (excess flue gas temperature, firing duty, draft) 
  • Refractory particle encapsulation 

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Engineered Convection Section Cleaning

Tube Tech’s Ethylene Furnace convection section cleaning service is recognised by world-leading refining and petrochemical companies as the most effective technology to achieve OEM performance clean fired heaters. 

95% clean guarantee even on the most fouled assets

The Solution

Tube Tech’s Ethylene Furnace convection section cleaning service is recognised by world-leading refining and petrochemical companies as the most effective technology to achieve OEM performance clean SMRs. 

Traditional cleaning methods are only able to clean 30-45% of the total fouled area. Tube Tech, backed by multi-million-dollar European funding, has developed a Rover system that penetrates deep between tube rows to remove even the most stubborn fouling.  

The Benefits 

  • Removes 95%+ of Fouling 
  • No Refractory Damage 
  • Safety – No Man Entry 
  • Reinstates Thermal Efficiency and Reduces CO2 Emissions 
  • Extends Asset Life due to Reduced Stack Temperature 
  • Rapid Global Mobilisation
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Hot-tek™ Services for Ethylene Furnaces

Online Maintenance & Emergency Services (During the Heater’s Normal Operation) 

Hot-tek™ is the industry leader in hot maintenance and online Ethylene Furnace repair and cleaning techniques and holds multiple patents on the approach, methods, and tools used to carry out these services. The approach is customized for every client’s needs. Often, multiple Hot-tek™ Services are employed simultaneously during an application to achieve the best results.

 Hot-tek™ Services: 

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