Materials Consideration for the BIGAS Coal Gasification Pilot Plant

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V. L. Brant

Synthetic Fuels Division, Stearns-Roger Incorporated, Denver, Colorado

L. L. Sluzalis

Petroleum and Petrochemical Division, Stearns-Roger Incorporated, Denver, Colorado

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 99(2), 322-327 (May 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454537 History: Received June 07, 1976; Online October 25, 2010


The BIGAS pilot plant at Homer City, Pennsylvania is presently undergoing startup. Materials selections for the pilot plant design were based on petroleum and chemical industries technologies using available materials of construction. Some extraordinary process conditions which required special design techniques are discussed along with presentation of material selections for the major items of equipment.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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