Case story

FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING EXPANSION BELLOWS (FCCU)

Oil refinery

Spain

ASME B31.3:2010 & KBR Specifications

Belman has successfully engineered and manufactured four Expansion Joints for a Spanish oil refinery. They will be installed in the refinery’s fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).

 

Design

Belman engineered the Expansion Joints for fluid catalytic cracking (FCCU) in accordance with the client’s specifications, KBR specifications and the ASME B31.3:2010 design code. The solution required two hinged expansion joints and two gimbal expansion joints. Belman supported the client with expert advice from the early engineering stage and also through the preparation of a comprehensive design report. This report contained more than sixty pages, including stress analysis of the external hardware, thermal calculation, bellows calculations and more. In addition, Belman also attended the kick off meetings at the client premises.

The Expansion Joints for fluid catalytic cracking (FCCU) were designed as two-ply testable bellows with additional stainless steel hoses to be connected to the test port. This ensured that the maintenance during service would be easier to perform. Furthermore, in accordance with the specification a special zinc coating system was used.

 

Experienced in Fluid catalytic cracking Expansion Bellows (FCCU)

Belman is highly experienced in the engineering and manufacturing of Expansion Joints for fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) and other critical applications in a variety of plants. Upon request we can send reference lists for FCC expansion joints, refractory lined expansion joints for FCC and other industries. This also includes brick lined expansion joints. Exceptional Belman engineered Expansion Joints for fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) include a 30 tonne customized Expansion Joint and 3 Expansion Joints in various designs with a lead time reduced to 12 weeks.

DESIGN FEATURES

The supplied Fluid Catalytic Cracking Expansion Bellows (FCCU) have the following design parameters:

Type: Hinged Expansion Joint • Quantity: 2 pcs. • Dimension: DN 1400 • Length: 1350 mm • Medium: Flue gas • Design temperature: 982°C • Design pressure: 3,65 barG • AN: +/-1° • Bellows: Inconel 625 LCF • Pipe end: SA-516 gr. 70 • Inner sleeves: 1.4948 • Design code: ASME B31.3:2010 • Specifications: KBR

Type: Gimbal Expansion JointQuantity: 2 pcs. • Dimension: DN 1400 • Length: 1350 mm • Medium: Flue gas • Design temperature: 982°C • Design pressure: 3,65 barG • AN: +/-1° • Bellows: Inconel 625 LCF • Pipe end: SA-516 gr. 70 • Inner sleeves: 1.4948 • Design code: ASME B31.3:2010 • Specifications: KBR

CLIENT BENEFIT

  • Excellent support from the early engineering stage
  • Compliance with KBR specifications
  • Simulations in Rohr2 and FEA
  • Competitive pricing
  • Monthly progress reports
  • Detailed drawings – as opposed to that available from competing suppliers
RELATED INFORMATION

TECHNICAL information

  • Technical information on Fluid Catalytic Cracking Expansion Bellows (FCCU)  from Belman is available in the
    Belman FCCU Catalogue
  • References and case stories of designs made by Belman
    can be seen in the
    Belman FCCU Catalogue


REFERENCES 

Total Fina Elf • BP • OMV • Gunvor Petroleum (Prev. Kuwait Petroleum Europoort B.v (Q8)) • Shell • Statoil • Rosneft • Enap • TOR • MOL • Chevron • Eni • Murco Petroleum Limited • Linde Ag • Qapco • Lukoil • Preem • Total • PKN Orlen • Saudi Aramco • KNPZ • Maersk Oil • Tatneft • Ceylon Petroluem • Termo Petroleo • Repsol • Equinor (Statoil) • Novatek • Valero • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) • Ineos • National Refinery • Valero • GE Oil & Gas • ExxonMobil • Sinopec • Petrogal • NOV • Ruhr Oel •

TRUSTED CRAFTMANSHIP

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