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Basalt Lined Abrasion Resistant Pipes from Kalenborn Abresist Save Utility Ten Years of Annual Maintenance and Costs

Power company eliminates the cost of rotating and replacing ash removal pipelines by installing pipe with abrasion resistant linings

North Dakota coal-fired power plant solves wear problems in scrubber piping with lined pipes from Kalenborn Abresist Corporation

American Electric Power Gavin Power Plant Uses ABRESIST Basalt Lined Steel Pipe to Convey Abrasive Bottom Ash

KALCRET ANX is a low-cost version of the trowel-application hard compounds for protecting plant components and piping systems against wear. KALCRET ANX offers remarkable resistance to wear at operating temperatures of up to 400°C with exceptional value for money. The basis for the cement-bonded material KALCRET ANX is supplied by selected hard materials of high quality, such as basalt.

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One of the Oldest Installations of ABRESIST® Basalt Lined Ash Pipe in North America — Still In Service after Nearly 4 Decades

Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station in Underwood, N.D., is fueled 100 percent by lignite coal. Because the pyrites and ash from the lignite are abrasive to the power plant’s pipe lines, Coal Creek had problems with leaking in its pulverizer reject lines. Plant personnel searched for a way to mitigate the effects of this leaking and extend the pipes’ life. They found that wear resistant basalt- and ceramic-lined piping extended the reject piping’s life and reduced maintenance requirements.

One of our customers is a plant manufacturer that is among Europe’s biggest producers of boilers used in coal-fired power stations and waste incineration plants. En route to the burners, the coal dust pipelines branch into the so-called “coal dust distributors”. Their complex geometries and the high velocity of the abrasive medium subject them to extreme wear.

For more than 15 years, Kalenborn has been a reliable partner for wear protection solutions in the Brazilian market. Every year, we supply hundreds of kilometers of wear-resistant pipes to customers in various industries, including mining, steel and cement production.

KALCRET ANX is a low-cost version of the trowel-application hard compounds for protecting plant components and piping systems against wear. KALCRET ANX offers remarkable resistance to wear at operating temperatures of up to 400°C with exceptional value for money. The basis for the cement-bonded material KALCRET ANX is supplied by selected hard materials of high quality, such as basalt.