CAMOL™ Coated Products

As the global leader in internal tubular and shapes coatings, Quantiam offers advanced Catalytic Gasification Coatings applied on the internal surfaces of steam cracker furnace tubes and fittings (coils), enabling the Catalytically-Assisted Manufacture of Olefins (CAMOL™) using a range of hydrocarbon feedstocks. 

The coatings improve operational efficiency and profitability, and reduce energy and emissions of steam cracker furnaces by:

  • Reducing coke formation and build-up.
  • Increasing on-line production time and reducing decoking frequency.
  • Reducing energy requirements and GHG emissions per unit of production.


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How it works

Catalytic Coke Gasification

CAMOL™ is a patented composite metallic-ceramic coating for service in Medium Severity Cracking, which is deposited on the inner surface of the radiant tubes and fittings of a Petrochemical steam-cracking furnace coil for two main purposes:

As a protective barrier - CAMOL™ protects the internal wall of the tubes by generating a coating matrix up to 500 microns thick that: (1) protects the base steel from degradation processes that include internal oxidation, carburization and sulfidation; and (2) enables the generation and regeneration of a surface oxide protective layer for functional coke gasification.


As a gasifying catalyst - CAMOL™ provides a catalytic surface that gasifies coke that forms in the gas-phase (amorphous coke) and which would otherwise collect on the internal tube wall into CO and/or CO₂, thus offering a two-pronged approach to address the two major sources of coke-make, catalytic (filamentous) and amorphous (gas-phase) coke. The surface  oxide layer is  inert to filamentous (catalytic) coke-make and is typically <10 microns in thickness and which can be regenerated / repaired through normal furnace operation.


Proprietary Microstructure

The Benefits of Using CAMOL™

Field-Demonstrated in Medium Severity Cracking

Energy and Emissions

  • 6% overall reduction in energy and GHG emissions per unit of olefin production.

Longer Runtime

  • Up to 10X in ethane feed
  • Up to 3X in naphtha feed

Coil Life

  • Anti-coking benefit for full life-cycle of coil.
  • Improvement in coil life demonstrated.

Increased Yields

  • Observed modest yield improvements on furnaces using CAMOL™

CAMOL™ coated products are the first-ever coatings brought to market that provide their engineered properties for a full life cycle of 4-7 years when used within operating envelope of base steel and coating.


Field Performance Data


With 12 field trials undertaken in ethane and naphtha crackers of global petrochemical producers, when operating at Medium Severity Cracking, the technology has demonstrated:

  • Ethane: Run lengths of 300+ days.
  • Naphtha: Run lengths up to 150 days.

Full-cycle field trials have been completed with run-lengths at the end-of-life being near-equivalent to those at start-of-life, and anti-coking benefits of at least 5 years, when operating within the Operating Envelope of both the base steel and the CAMOL™ coating.