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Responsible Recycling of IGT Blades and Buckets



The industrial gas turbine (IGT) industry plays a vital role in power generation and various industrial applications. However, the high-performance alloys used in their blades and buckets, like Rene 108/Mar M247LC, F75, and FSX 414, come with a responsibility: ensuring their sustainable end-of-life management. Recycling these valuable materials plays a critical role in reducing environmental impact and conserving resources.

The Challenge of IGT Blade and Bucket Recycling:


IGT blades and buckets face unique challenges when it comes to recycling. These components operate under extreme conditions, enduring high temperatures, pressures, and stresses. This necessitates the use of special alloys that combine strength, creep resistance, and oxidation resistance. Unfortunately, these very properties can also make traditional recycling methods less effective.



Common IGT Alloys that Oryx Metals Recycles:


  • Rene 108

  • Mar M247LC

  • F75

  • FSX 414

  • Inconel 713

  • GTD 222

  • IN-939

  • Mar M509

  • Haynes Stellite 25

  • Haynes Stellite 31

  • Udimet 720

  • Waspaloy



Benefits of Responsibly Recycling Industrial Ground Turbines Alloys:


The environmental and economic benefits of responsible IGT blade and bucket recycling are significant:

  • Reduced environmental impact: Recycling conserves natural resources, minimizes landfill waste, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions compared to virgin material extraction and processing.

  • Resource conservation: Reusing valuable metals like nickel, cobalt, and chromium reduces reliance on finite resources and promotes a circular economy.

  • Cost savings: Utilizing recycled materials can be more cost-effective than relying solely on virgin resources, especially for high-performance alloys.



Oryx Metals: Committed to Sustainable IGT Recycling Solutions:


At Oryx Metals, we understand the importance of responsible IGT blade and bucket recycling. We work with various partners and utilize advanced technologies to offer sustainable end-of-life management solutions for these critical components.

  • Expertise in various IGT alloys: Our team possesses extensive knowledge and experience in handling diverse IGT blade and bucket alloys, ensuring tailored recycling strategies for optimal results.

  • Commitment to transparency: We prioritize transparent communication and ethical practices throughout the recycling process, providing our clients with peace of mind.

  • Global reach: Our network of partners allows us to provide comprehensive recycling solutions on a global scale.

By partnering with Oryx Metals, you can ensure your IGT blades and buckets are managed responsibly, contributing to a more sustainable future for the industry and the planet.


Contact Oryx Metals for your Industrial Ground Turbine (IGT) Recycling needs:


If you are interested in learning more about IGT recycling or just interested in the value of your IGT alloys and materials then head on over to www.oryx-metals.com - where our team of highly experienced experts would love to answer any questions you might have.


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