The Gunite process is well proven and has been the workhorse for many refractory installers and rightly so. However, a typical Guniting operation is dusty and creates an environment that requires respiratory protection to enter. For this reason, the work area is usually evacuated for all but the Gunite crew. This is highly undesirable on short schedule shutdowns especially if a critical path task must be halted. In that case, the project schedule is extended as a result of the required Gunite work. Alas, the PumpKast(sm) method was developed in 1989. The goal was to allow refractory lining to be done concurrently with and adjacently to replacement of internal components of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU), the heart of many oil refineries. In short, the method successfully combines studwelding with a patented forming technique that allows anchoring, forming, pumping and stripping operations to occur simultaneously. In stark contrast to the Gunite operation, PumpKast(sm) is quiet, virtually dustless which enables managers to schedule other critical path tasks concurrently with the refractory work. And the process is so simple, it can be done by just about anyone as opposed to Guniting which requires significant skill. Not only is the method most economical and extremely user friendly, but the quality of refractory PumpKast(sm) is superior to anything we have seen in all our years of experience. Thermographic images show PumpKast(sm) linings create a more uniform shell temperature compared to linings installed by other means. This translates into smoother equipment operation, reduced operation costs, greater throughput and profitability. No other installation method can deliver all these benefits. Contact Kraemer Gunite, Inc. today to find out more about this revolutionary method.
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Pitman, New Jersey 08071
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