Exhaust Stacks - Vancouver Shipyards Vancouver

2004

These stainless steel exhaust stacks are contained in an aluminum housing with limited clearance. It was therefore decided to apply only 1/4 " inch ( 325 mils WFT or 250 mils DFT ) of HPC® COATING to reduce the surface temperature from approximately 500°F (260°C) down to approximately 250°F (121°C) as per the Temperature Reduction Chart.
The other major advantage over the traditional wrap and clad, in addition to the greatly reduced thickness required, is the elimination of CUI ( Corrosion Under Insulation ) thus adding to the life span of these exhaust stacks.

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Mixing of the HPC® COATING as per the Application Instructions.
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Using Tiger Torches the surface temperature of the exhaust stacks were preheated to approximately 100°F - 200°F ( 38°C - 93°C ) to assist in the cure down.
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Two primer coats were applied at approximately 65 mils WFT or 50 mils DFT ( 1/20 " ) each and allowed to steam off
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Second primer coat being applied.
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This provided a good bond coat prior to applying the build coat
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The final build coat to the total of 250 mils DFT as specified.
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The Tiger Torches were then turned up to bring the interior temperature up to the operating temperature of 500°F in an effort to accelerate the cure down of the build coat. This was challenging to achieve because even with just the two primer coats the heat was being blocked.
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The " ATTESSA " under refurbishing.
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