BlackStone – Catalytic Reformer Furnace Tube Coating

BlackStone HE – High temperature ceramic based emissivity coating


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.

The application of BlackStone on the fireside of process tubing will result in several operational benefits. 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.


  • Energy savings
  • Improves metallurgical stability
  • Improves surface emissivity
  • Improved uniform heating
  • Low installation cost
  • Prevents high temperature oxide scale formation


Technical data
 Dry to touch time at 77°F (25°C)  15 minutes
 Recommended thickness  4 to 8 mils (100 to 200 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: 1 905 676 1969
F: 1 866 591 9018

[email protected]

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About FMP

Furnace Mineral Products Inc. is a technology driven ceramic 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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