The CIRC E-PIT: Helping Stop Carburization Before it Starts!

Carburization of furnace tubes is serious issue that impacts refineries, gas plants and other industries worldwide with potential catastrophic consequences. Carburization, or the introduction of carbon into the material of components in high temperature environments (high chrome steel furnace tubes), leads to the hardening of the tubes, making them less ductile and prone to brittle failure.