Tailor-made solution developed in time
Felguera Caldereria Pesada (FCP) in Gijon is part of the Duro Felguera Group and specializes in the manufacture of (turnkey) equipment for chemical and petrochemical plants, power generation, mineral processing and handling, fuel storage plants and other installations for the oil & gas sector. It is internationally well-known as an important fabricator of pressure vessels and reactors.
During 2016, the company faced difficulties in the purchasing of roll-bonded plate with Alloy 825 CRA cladding from its regular steel suppliers - needed for the construction of a number of heavy plate thickness reactors. It considered to produce the required amount of clad plate in-house, using its own electro slag strip cladding facilities, but needed a faster solution than the conventional strip/flux combination they were using at the time. UTP Maintenance received a request to develop a significantly more productive solution for the two layer cladding of Alloy 825 onto reactor vessel steel.