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Blasch Precision Ceramics introduces new FCC air distibutor nozzle

Oilfield Technology,

Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc. has announced the release of their newest ALTRON™ wear resistant product.

Specifically designed for the petrochemical industry and the demands within fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCU), Blasch’s new ceramic FCC air distributor nozzles manufactured from alumina bonded silicon carbide – ALTRON – exhibit exceptional wear and corrosion resistance which results in less downtime and ultimately decreased catalytic loss.

Keith DeCarlo, Blasch Precision Ceramics Research and Development Manager, said: “Our research staff continually strives to produce the best and most cutting edge materials and shapes in the industry. The wear and corrosion resistant properties of ALTRON make our air distributor nozzles a perfect solution for the severe environment within FCCU. Once installed, Blasch’s highly abrasion resistant air distributor nozzles far outlast traditional high alloy steel or even other ceramics”.

The ALTRON nozzles are engineered as ceramic/metal assemblies that can be welded in place of existing steel nozzles giving engineers freedom to worry about other parts of their FCCU turnaround.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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