Life Assessment of 1 1/4 Cr-1/2 Mo Steel Catalytic Reformer Furnace Tubes Using the MPC Omega Method

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S. Ibarra, R. R. Konet

Amoco Oil Company, Whiting, IN 46394

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 117(1), 19-23 (Feb 01, 1995) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842084 History: Received August 25, 1994; Revised September 29, 1994; Online February 11, 2008


Remaining life assessments were conducted on in-service catalytic reformer furnace tubes that had been operating 21 yr. These assessments were made with both API RP 530 (Appendix E) and the new Project Omega method. Small sections from the furnaces were removed and creep rupture tests conducted using the Omega methodology, and the remaining life was determined. These tests showed that the furnace tubes had negligible damage.

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