Hasteloy Alloy Dryer


Challenge

Davenport Dryer needed two dryers fabricated of unique materials, held to very high quality standards and on a relatively fast timeline.
W. Soule met the challenge.

The dryers are each 70' long by 8' in diameter. The shells are crafted of C-276 hastelloy alloy with AL-6XN flighting.

The project was held to ASME and AWS welding standards and inspected by a third party as required by the client's quality standards. Tolerance for out of round was held to + or - .25" with a sag rate less than 3/8" in 70'.

Solution

The sheer dimensions of this project makes it a challenge for many fabricators. However the W. Soule team prevailed equipped with 50 ton cranes and over 125,000 sq. ft. of fabrication space.

Working with C-276 was also a challenge - it is extremely difficult to form, grind and weld. Our team met prior to starting the project to pull from their years of experience and test on product samples to achieve the desired results.

Our craftsman's experience and diligent client communication made it possible to meet the production schedule other companies could not commit to. We maintained monthly and weekly production schedules and communicated with the client regularly, daily at critical points in the project.