As one of the largest chimney constructors in the world with over 100 years of experience and more than 10,000 installations worldwide, Hamon Custodis is the company of choice for electric power clients and industrial clients who demand superior quality, long-lasting performance and the utmost operating safety from their chimneys.
At Hamon Custodis we offer state-of-the-art computerized design capabilities that reflect the latest industry standards and codes. Our direct involvement and active participation with ACI, ASCE, ASME and CICIND chimney committees further ensures we are up to date regarding the latest standards and practices governing chimney design and construction.
We are committed to involvement on the ground floor of a project during planning and permitting stages that include initial analysis of operating conditions and conceptual chimney design along with budget pricing.
Our involvement remains committed through proposal design and firm pricing during the RFP stage, through final design and construction after contract award.
Hamon Custodis has the world's largest staff of in-house engineering resources experienced in the design and construction of new chimneys. We combine engineering know-how with proven construction expertise to provide clients with comprehensive capabilities and an unequaled track record of performance. Our turnkey approach delivers maximum on-site efficiency that minimizes cost to our clients while our ongoing commitment to innovation translates into state-of-the-art chimneys that will perform dependably to meet client needs today and tomorrow.
Construction Techniques & Equipment
Over the years Hamon Custodis has pioneered many innovative construction techniques including:
- Slip form concrete construction
- Jump form concrete construction
- Erection of FRP liners
- Erection of high alloy clad liners
- Improved erection procedures that expedite construction.
We have the industry's largest inventory of specialized equipment for new chimney construction at our disposal including:
- Construction formwork for plumb or tapered chimneys of cylindrical cross section,
- Internal and external working platforms,
- Heavy hydraulic lifting equipment,
- Personnel and material hoists.
Choice of Chimney Lining Materials
An important decision in chimney design is the selection of the correct liner material for handling of flue gas. Proper liner selection is the result of a thorough study of flue gas composition, operating conditions, customer performance requirements and direct consultation with a qualified corrosion specialist. As the industry's leading chimney constructor, Hamon Custodis handles and installs all types of lining materials and can provide guidance on material selection based on experience.
These lining materials include:
- Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)
- C-276 and other high nickel alloys both solid and clad
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Gunite linings
- Refractory linings
- Borosilicate glass block linings
- Vinylester coatings
- Acid resistant brick and mortar