Eliminate deposits on Expander blades via online chemical cleaning.
A unique chemical solution created specifcially to target rotating equipment including Gas Turbines and Expanders within FCC units.
Therma-Chem’s Turbo-Mor is applied online to prevent corrosion of blades and other components by neutralising corrosive substances such as sulphur and vanadium.
Catalyst deposition on expander flow path components can be a major concern for FCC operations. The deposition can occur on both rotating and stationary components and can lead to various issues such as:
– Severe power degradation
– Increased vibration
– Rotor blade rubs and major damage
– Unplanned unit trips
Once the deposition reaches the point that it is limiting unit operation or causing a rotor blade rub, a thermal cycling of the expander is required. The thermal cycling causes interruption of normal operations and can lead to problems with high temperature flue gas systems if not performed correctly.
– Protect surfaces from corrosion; and
– Prevent the new build-up of deposits.