Manoir Industries and the Nitrogen & Syngas Industry: Manaurite® XMR gaining momentum – February 2014

The nitrogen and syngas markets are amongst the key applications for Manoir Industries to supply spun cast tubes. In a world with an increasing population to feed, and in need of cleaner fuels, the markets of ammonia for fertilizer production and hydrogen for refineries are steadily on the rise.

To address these strategic markets, Manoir Industries have introduced Manaurite® XMR in 2009.
This alloy, an upgraded 25/35 Nb with tightly controlled micro-additions, has led creep rupture properties of the reformer tubes to increase dramatically by up to 15%, reducing the tube wall thickness and thus the capex or maintenance budget of any new or existing plant. Backed up by a very robust testing program blessed by a recognized independent lab consisting of long time creep tests, this alloy is manufactured in both manufacturing locations of Manoir Industries: Pitres (France) and Yantai (PRC).

Selected by the largest EPC contractors, Manaurite┬« XMR has been used to date to manufacture up to 2 500 reformer tubes on 4 continents, for jobs containing up to 700 tubes. This alloy and its properties have since been embraced by several EPC’s as a new standard.

Manoir Industries will present a paper on the latest developments of micro-alloys and how important their distribution is for components behavior with time and elevated temperature at Nitrogen & Syngas 2014 Conference taking place in Paris on February 24 to 27. The audience will consist of a worldwide group of attendees of end users and EPC contractors.

Manoir Industries, an international metal processing casting and forging group, develops proprietary alloys and manufactures high performance metal components molded and forged for the petrochemical, nuclear, oil extraction, civil engineering, energy, defense and construction markets. The solid expertise reputation has driven sustainable position through the worldwide industry and its customers.

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