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What's the real cost of pressure vessel repair?

06 April 2020

If you’re specifying steam raising plant for a new project, or even replacing ageing steam boilers, Fulton says don’t just consider the initial capital costs, but look at the bigger picture.

Whether you’re looking at a multiple tube repair or furnace section replacement, the costs associated with pressure vessel repair – certified materials, coded welders, insurer-appointed NDT inspectors, acid cleaning and sometimes refractory replacement and even a hire boiler – can begin to spiral and run into tens of thousands. And this is all before you take into account the financial impact from the boiler/process downtime.

Unlike conventional vertical and horizontal shell and tube steam boilers, the design of Fulton’s VSRT utilises a floating, self-compensating heat exchanger design that eliminates the risk of thermal shock. Factor in no tubes and no refractory and Fulton says the probability of a costly repair is greatly reduced. The VSRT is also backed by a 10-year pressure vessel warranty.

Perhaps the question you should really ask, suggests Fulton, isn’t what the cost of steam pressure vessel repair is, but what is the value of your peace of mind?

For more information, visit: http://www.fulton.co.uk.

 
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