- Optimized design with special metallurgy and features for long life in any process conditions (5 years of uninterrupted running)
- Full testing including mechanical integrity (4 hrs running @MCS above 1,000°F (538°C), and performance evaluation at site
- Parts and design upgrades available for installed units from Baker Hughes and other OEMs
- Outer casings designed according to ASME standards with heat treatment for optimal structural and corrosion resistance
- Integral stator shroud improves efficiency and reduces cone stress while improving maintainability and ease of disassembly
- Optimized aerodynamic gas path for high efficiency and minimum erosion by using state-of-the-art design and protective coatings
- Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)
- Otherwise wasted flue gas
Baker Hughes's hot gas expanders are available in a wide range of frames and sizes to best match any demanding FCC tail-gas recovery application. The single-stage design with highly accurate flow-path enable high reliability and maintainability, and best-in-class performance.
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Power and cost recovery
An average 18 MW Baker Hughes hot gas expander for power recovery can save approximately $9 million per year in refinery electricity costs, and avoid more than 244,000 metric tons of CO2 emission per year.