Urethane Solves Coal Plant Frustrations

A coal plant in British Columbia had a big problem. The plant used cyclone intake tubes made of either steel or polyethylene for the coal to traverse, but the properties of those two materials were causing maintenance headaches. The steel pipes were corroding and extremely heavy, making them difficult to maintain as the pipes were located in a difficult to access area of the plant. The polyethylene pipes could not handle the harsh abrasion they were subjected to by the coal.

Urethanes; however, provided an excellent replacement material due to their remarkable properties resisting wear and impact. Redwood, in conjunction with our urethane manufacturer, created a mold for a new design of cyclone intake tube. The tubes were made of impact-resistant urethane, have no seams, and are light and easy to maintain. These tubes were recently installed and are now online.

Redwood Plastics are experts in creative solutions to tough applications. In conjunction with our manufacturers and suppliers we can help to solve issues of noise, wear, and abrasion making sure the optimal material is used in the application. This reduces maintenance costs, equipment downtime, and ultimately saves money.  

 

To get our team working on your application, contact us today.

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