Hot spot repair service

Hot spot repair service

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Many successful hot spot repair jobs

Insulcon have been able to exercise their craftsmanship in the last couple of years at various locations in the world by repairs carried out on refractory lining (concrete, stones, fibre) of many thermal units such as various types of stoves (crackers, reformers, crude units, and rotary kilns), boilers, combustors and flue gas ducts.

The unique hot spot repair technique is very successful because of the development of a wide range of high temperature injection mixes, a fully controlled pneumatic injection system and qualified personnel who are always on standby and have lots of experience and knowledge in repairing hot spots.

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What is a Hot Spot?

When the furnace is in continuous operation, the LTM (low thermal mass) or the hard refractory lining might start to deteriorate. This might result in damaging the backup insulation, which causes the steel casing (or even the main carrying structure) to get overheated and therefore the steel structure can start to deform.

Dangers of Hot Spots

A Hot Spot brings many dangers. When damage occurs in the refractory lining, it will quickly become bigger and bigger. The steelwork (casing plate and load-bearing construction) around the unit can become so hot that the strength of the structure is affected. This results in reduced strength of the supporting parts. The total unit will become unpredictably unstable and this is a safety risk. What follows is an (unscheduled) emergency shutdown.

No shutdown

We provide a 'first aid' repair of the hot spots with our hot spot repair service, which enables the thermal unit to remain online. When the first scheduled maintenance stop is reached, the lining can be replaced if necessary. But most of the time the repaired hot spot is a permanent hot face repair.

Visual impression

For a visual impression, please watch the video about the biggest hot spot refractory repair in the history of the Insulcon Group on our YouTube channel.