European Supplier of Specialty Power Generation Alloys
Our comprehensive inventory includes a diverse mix of heat and corrosion resistant alloys as well as stainless steels, including alloys ZERON® 100 and 253MA which have proven to perform well in the demanding environments of Power Generation Plants.
POWER GENERATION ALLOYS IDEAL FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS
FountainHead Alloys is investing in the future of power generation by supplying a power generation alloys that you can trust, technical expertise that you require, and exceptional service that you deserve. Our power generation alloys are used in a number of power generation applications within coal fired power plants, nuclear power plants and renewable energy applications. Due to the demanding environments required for different applications, the material you choose should be of the highest quality and perform to your expectations.
Materials used in power boiler applications are selected for their creep strength and hot corrosion resistance in elevated temperature environments. Depending on the presence of chlorine, sulfur or molten salts, alloys 253MA, 309, 310, RA330®, and 601 are utilized. 253MA and 309 are commonly used for coal nozzles as well as other internal boiler parts such as tube supports, tube shields, and temperature probes. 253MA has been used in many CFB power boilers for cyclones due to having twice the creep strength of 309 and 310 stainless steel above 871°C and oxidation resistance up to 1093°C. RA330® has been used for soot blowers in power boilers due to its oxidation resistance up 1149°C and great thermal fatigue resistance in cyclic applications.
Many of our alloys are used in pollution control systems, such as flue gas desulfurization (FGD) units, wet electrostatic precipitators (WESP), as well as some carbon capture absorbers. Due to the corrosive conditions caused by high aqueous chloride levels, acidic pH levels, and elevated temperatures, alloys with molybdenum additions are used to resist pitting and crevice corrosion. AL-6XN®, ZERON® 100, and 2205 are used in many FGD and WESP applications, such as absorber vessels, wallpapering, ducting, turning vanes, pumps, slurry handling systems, impellers, and dampers. AL-6XN® has been in service for over 20 years in many FGD systems with no reported problems. Duplex grades 2205 and ZERON® 100 are becoming a more popular material choice due to their high strength and lower relative price compared to higher nickel alloys. Duplex 2205 has also been used in a pilot plant carbon capture absorber vessel.
NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
With more discussions on a clean energy future, nuclear power plants have been gaining more attention. AL-6XN® has been used in several cooling water systems that are using seawater as the process water or where MIC corrosion is of concern. ZERON® 100 would also be a candidate for these systems. 304L and 316L are commonly used for waste storage containers and glove boxes as well as heat exchangers and other transport equipment.
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