Leading global supplier for high-temperature petrochemical applications such as hydrogen reforming, ethylene pyrolysis, and DRI

Petrochemical plants demand quality and safety in high-temperature and high-pressure conditions.  MetalTek’s broad selection of alloys includes dozens of heat resistant grades providing superior performance for tubes and fabricated assemblies operating under extreme pressure from 1,500 to more than 2,200°F (815 to 1,204°C) for 10 years or more.

MetalTek is a leader in serving both planned shutdowns as well as unplanned (or “rapid”) shutdowns for petrochemical customers.  For example, one customer in South America experienced a major failure in its primary hydrogen reformer that left it unable to process crude oil into fuel.  MetalTek accepted the challenge of quickly delivering 200 complete reformer tubes to allow the customer to resume operation.

Tube sheets from MetalTek’s Carondelet Division are recognized for their durability and resistance to stress cracking in the harsh conditions of industrial process furnaces.  Furnace tube assemblies featuring centrifugally cast tubes from Wisconsin Centrifugal and sand cast fittings from Carondelet provide an integrated solution for ethylene cracking applications while operating efficiently at high temperatures.

MetalTek is the world’s leading supplier of OEM reformer tubes for direct reduction of iron (DRI) and is known for the material and process controls this application demands.  Control of alloy chemistry is critical to reformer tube production.  Dimensional control of tube wall thickness and concentricity is crucial to the proper operation of the reformer, and results in extended life and lower life cycle costs.

Across more than 400 customer facilities in more than 35 countries, MetalTek provides technical expertise and solutions that push the limits of performance for the world’s leading petrochemical companies while keeping their employees safe in extreme conditions.

Petrochemical Market Video

Typical Petrochemical Applications

  • Ammonia production

  • Convection furnaces

  • Direct reduction of iron (DRI)

  • Ethylene pyrolysis

  • Hydrogen production

  • Methanol production

  • Steam reformers

Typical Petrochemical Products

  • Bullhead Tees

  • Catalyst tubes

  • Convection section tube sheets

  • Elbows

  • Ethylene coils

  • Ethylene cracker tubes & fittings

  • Furnace tubes and assemblies

  • Heater hardware

  • Manifold tubes and assemblies

  • Pyrolysis furnace coils

  • Radiant sections

  • Radiant tube trees

  • Static cast fittings

  • Steam reformer assemblies

  • Wye fittings

Certifications and Compliance

  • ISO 9001:2015 (QMS)

  • ASNT-TC-1A

  • ASTM A 488

  • ASME Section IX

  • ASME B31.3

  • API STD 530

  • PED Material Manufacturer

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Small Diameter Tube Coils

Small Diameter Tube Coils

Small diameter tubing made from an automated process.

Manifold Tees

Manifold Tees

A centrifugally cast tee is the better choice.

Reformer Outlet Reducers

Reformer Outlet Reducers

A key petrochemical furnace component produced in-house.