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SCR Catalyst Experts CORMETECH Helping Clients Measure Catalytic Activity and Potential with Latest Testing Work

Durham, NC-based SCR catalyst manufacturers, CORMETECH are now working with utility and industrial firms across the country to help optimize their SCR catalyst performance. CORMETECH uses the latest testing procedures to help clients extend their catalyst life and consolidate the cost of their in-house processes. Included within the CORMETECH catalyst testing is their chemical composition test, through which their specialists evaluate the full impact of the ash and coal properties of the fuel and the impacts upon the catalyst’s performance within the client’s specific plant environment. This type of work helps hone catalyst performance and allows plants to reduce their environmental impact.

 

In order to effectively optimize the performance of their SCR catalysts, plant operators that work directly with leading catalyst manufacturers benefit greatly from the expertise offer by the OEM. Only the top SCR catalyst manufacturers have the technology and the technical experience to offer a comprehensive catalyst management program that ensures each catalyst performs to the highest standards. The vast experience base of CORMETECH's team is the reason that many leading coal-and gas-fired power plant operators are now turning to the testing services offered by the team at CORMETECH.

 

The CORMETECH suite of testing services sets the industry’s highest standards. The company harnesses cutting-edge technology to assess SCR catalysts in both standard lab conditions and within plant operating conditions to determine the best ways to improve performance. The company’s testing services include their chemical composition test, which capitalizes on the use of quantitative and semi-quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy to determine the impact of ash and coal properties on catalyst performance. The XRF quantitative analysis helps determine that the manufacturing specifications of the element composition for the SCR catalyst have been met. The XRF semi-quantitative analysis helps detect any changes within the surface or chemical composition of the catalyst as the catalyst is exposed to flue gas. This work then provides the basis for future SCR catalyst optimization and ensures plants have actionable results from which to make required changes to their processes.

 

Deploying effective SCR catalyst management strategies can help plants across the country reduce their long-term processing costs. To learn more on the testing procedures offered through CORMETECH, please contact their team today at (704) 827-8933 or visit their business website directly at www.cormetech.com.