November 13, 2018

FCC Expansion Joints for North European Refinery

The expansion joints used in the FCCU service are exposed to high temperatures, high pressure, large movement, aggressive media and hostile environments.

For one of the largest refineries in Europe and the most demanding customer we have now completed the design, manufacturing and testing of:

1 unit REACTOR STANDPIPE EXPANSION JOINT UNTIED UNIVERSAL EXPANSION JOINT 

  • N.D. 1100 mm - Length: 2310 mm
  • Inconel 625 LCF bellows – 2 ply testable
  • Refractory/abrasion lining AC20 – RESCO AA 22 S
  • Hexagonal Mesh 410S 
  • Design Pressure: 2.5 barg
  • Bellows Design Temperature: 50 °C 
  • Medium: Vapour

1 unit REACTOR RISER EXPANSION JOINT - PANTOGRAPH UNIVERSAL EXPANSION JOINT 

  • N.D. 1200 mm - Length: 8534 mm
  • Inconel 625 LCF bellows – 2 ply testable
  • Blanket Insulation Superwool Plus
  • Refractory/abrasion lining AC20 – RESCO AA 22 S
  • Design Pressure: 4.1 barg (2000 hours) / 2.5 barg (98000 hours)
  • Bellows Design Temperature: 650 °C
  • Medium Temperature: 750 °C
  • Medium: OIL/STEAM/GAS/CATALYST

1 unit REGENERATOR OVERHEAD LINE EXPANSION JOINT 

  • N.D. 1662 mm - Length: 1415 mm
  • Inconel 625 LCF bellows – 2 ply testable
  • Blanket Insulation Superwool Plus
  • Design Pressure: 0.98 barg
  • Bellows Design Temperature: 365 °C
  • Medium: Flue Gas