Catalytic Processes

Catalytic Processes

Catalytic Processes 

Alloy Engineering fabricates materials and provides engineering expertise to customers who manufacture products in high temperature and highly corrosive conditions. Since 1975, we have worked with chemical companies who use catalytic processes to make their products.  We specialize in high-temperature alloys for catalytic processes as well as corrosion-resistant alloys for catalytic processes.

We’re known for our ability to meet nitric-acid specifications that call for the use of alloys, which are to machine and weld. Our reputation has been built on our ability to provide engineered solutions to recurring operation and maintenance problems through material selection recommendations and the fine-tuning of design parameters to afford longer service life in aggressive environments

Inspections and Certifications

Our customers depend on us to meet or exceed the stringent requirements that come with working in harsh environments. Our certifications include: 

  • ASME: S, U and R stamps 
  • FEA
  • ASME-Certified Manufacturing: Our welders are AWS-certified; products are manufactured according to AWS specifications by a team of AWS-certified welders. 
  • HTRI software means we can thermally rate mechanically designed air-cooled heat exchangers and shell and tube heat exchangers. 

Catalyst Basket

Catalyst baskets are exposed to extreme temperature variations that frequently result in excessive maintenance and unscheduled downtime. Known for our hallmark egg crate grid design that has proven to be very robust in the severe temperature service to support the precious metal catalyst, Alloy Engineering is the North American leader for catalyst baskets for extreme temperature needs.   Fabricated from corrosion-resistant materials such as Type 310 stainless steel, Alloy 800H and Haynes Alloy 230®, our catalyst baskets range in size from 1 ft.-20 ft. in diameter

Heat Exchangers 

Alloy Engineering is also a highly respected heat exchanger fabricator for the chemical and nitric acid industry.  Alloy Engineering has been successful utilizing our knowledge of high-temperature and corrosion-resistant alloys and applying this to the chemical processing/nitric acid industry.  We have in-house design capabilities and utilize FEA to verify design soundness.    

State-of-the-Art Machining Capabilities

Alloy Engineering is committed to meeting our customers’ needs by staying at the forefront of manufacturing innovations and having state-of-the-art equipment in both of our facilities.

We’re excited to offer customers our new in-house cladding and machining capabilities, including on-premise horizontal boring mill and three vertical turning lathes: 

  • Can turn diameters up to 110’’ and mill materials that fall within a 14x20-ft. work package
  • Crane height: 15’ 6’ under hook 

Our production capabilities include a full line of metal bending and forming equipment that allows us to form large, high-integrity fabrications with a minimum of seams.

Project Management Advantage

When you work with Alloy Engineering, you have one project manager/engineer the entire time you work with us, from quoting to designing to engineering. This uncommon approach has saved our customers time and money

From taking a design and translating it into product-level drawings and building to print, we focus on the details and adhere to a strict timeline. Critical functions include planning and scheduling, procurement and supplier coordination, material control, quality control/quality assurance monitoring, fabrication and production and management of shipping and delivery details. We also take the unusual step of doing full fit-ups to make sure our product assembles correctly before it gets to the jobsite. That means our customers can come in for an inspection before the product ships. 

To learn more about our catalytic industry services at Alloy Engineering, simply fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will be in touch with you. Or, you may call us at 440.243.6800.

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