BlackStone – Catalytic Reformer Furnace Tube Coating

BlackStone HE – High temperature ceramic based emissivity coating

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BlackStone is a high performance, high emissivity energy enhancement coating designed to protect and enhance radiant section process heater tubing of catalytic reformer furnaces. The coating is proven to improve operational and thermal efficiency, while maintaining metallurgical reliability and stability.

Key factors influencing the efficiency of fired heaters includes tube fouling and high charge rates.

The application of BlackStone will improve the efficiency reducing the effects of tube fouling and high charge rates.  Through the use of emissivity – a material’s ability to absorb and reradiate energy, the coating can selectively adjust the emissivity of a bare tube from 0.75 up to 0.93 (near black body) depending on the requirements within the furnace. The coating also reduces the diffusion mechanism of oxidation, eliminating insulative (scale and oxide) surface layers that form during high temperature operation. BlackStone ceramic-coated process tubing will absorb greater heat while reducing hot spots, creating a uniform heating profile which allows the furnace to operate at its lowest possible tube skin temperature for the required absorption duty.


  • Fuel/energy savings
  • Improves metallurgical stability
  • Improves surface emissivity
  • Improved uniform heating
  • Low installation cost
  • Reduced bridgewall temperatures
  • Prevents high temperature oxide scale formation
  • Reduced emissions of NOx and CO2
  • > 10 year design life


Technical data
 Dry to touch time at 77°F (25°C)  15 minutes
 Recommended thickness  3 to 6 mils (75 to 150 microns) *consult with FMP 
 Temperature resistance  2000°F (1100°C) dry
 Return to service  Requires post temperature cure
 Curing schedule *consult with FMP
 Substrate Steel, stainless steel, chromalloy, various alloys


  • Process heater tubes
  • Platformer heater furnace
  • Catalytic reforming furnace tubes
  • Hydrocracking tubes
  • Metal thermal oxidation
  • Kettle bottoms
  • Molten metal ladles
  • Dross racks

Product Data

BlackStone HE PDS

Company Info

Furnace Mineral Products Inc.
7065 Tranmere Dr., Suite 6
Mississauga, ON L5S 1M2
T: 1 416 888 2416
F: 1 866 591 9018

[email protected]

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About FMP

Furnace Mineral Products Inc. is a technology driven coatings development and application services company focused on delivering surface protection solutions to the power generation, downstream oil and gas and chemical processing markets.

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