Hetron®epoxy vinyl ester resin from Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., was used as part of a first-of-its-kind system in the U.S. for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). American Electric Power’s (AEP) Mountaineer facility in New Haven, WV, recently installed the system, and Hetron resin was used to fabricate the corrosion-resistant duct work and direct contact cooler (DCC) components.
“This is the only CCS unit
to date using advanced resin technology for corrosion protection. The CCS
system creates a very aggressive environment and fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP)
was chosen over stainless steel to fabricate these components due to its
superior corrosion resistance,” said Thom Johnson, product manager, Ashland
Performance Materials. “This new technology, introduced by Alstom Power and
being validated by AEP, holds tremendous promise for corrosion resistant FRP
use for CCS systems at power plants around the globe.”
Ershigs Inc., a leading
design, manufacturing and FRP fabrication company, provided the structural
design and manufactured the FRP ductwork and direct contact cooling (DCC) tower
vessel for the CCS unit. “We have enjoyed a long history of working with Ashland and their epoxy
vinyl ester resins such as Hetron and Derakane®,” said Steve Hettick,
vice president of manufacturing for Ershigs. “This CCS project is an excellent
example of how composites, with advanced Ashland
resin technology, can be utilized for demanding power plant applications.”
Materials is a global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl
ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in
gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, and metal casting
consumables and design services.
For more information, visitwww.ashland.com.