HMA Wear Solutions has completed a major US$1.5 million contract to manufacture 279 ceramic-lined pipes – including all fasteners, gaskets, and pipe supports – for an upgrade project at the Ombilin power station in remote Sawah Luto in West Sumatra, Indonesia. This ageing power station was experiencing major issues in terms of efficiency – especially in and around its pulverised fuel delivery system, resulting in increased emissions from incomplete combustion.
HMA Wear Solutions has collaborated with design engineering company Lycopodium on the ceramic piping specification for the Cobre Panama project by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. of Canada. This $6.3 billion copper project is anticipated to be one of the few new ‘red metal’ mines to enter production by the end of the decade.
HMA Ceramic Lined Butterfly Valves are the product of a synergy that combines the industry experience and technical knowledge of both the Flow & Industrial and Wear Solutions divisions. The objective was to create a something with the functionality and footprint of a standard butterfly valve but with the superior life expectancy of ceramic lined pipework while ensuring the solution remained cost effective for our clients.