Onsite Machining of Critical Flanges

Last updated 2 months ago

A fertiliser producer in South Asia desired to increase throughput by revamping their ammonia converter.  In order to complete the necessary mechanical modifications, massive 130-inch flanges needed machining.

Heat Exchanger Cleaning

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A refiner in Asia planned to clean 359 heat exchangers during a shutdown to regain process efficiencies and boost production.  The cleaning needed to be completed within a 21-day window.  During the shutdown, 40 more...

Offshore Installation of New Internals

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An offshore producer in South East Asia was keen to install new internals in each of their compressor train K/O drums to prevent liquid carry-over and improve compressor efficiency.  The K/O drums contained mercury (Hg)...

Column Internals Replacement

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A refiner in South East Asia decided to replace internals in nine columns during a turnaround to boost throughput and enhance separation.  The columns needed to be replaced in a 37-day window.

CCR Repair

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An aromatics plant in Sout East Asia had a unit shutdown on a CCR (Continuous Catalytic reforming) unit due to breaching of the centre-pipe support gaskets between each reactor, resulting in loss of containment of...

SHUTDOWNS & TURNAROUNDS

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A leading integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Asia had its scheduled turnaround to open, clean, inspect and box up over 150 major equipment items in a 30-day window.  During the turnaround, 19 units had...

Parex Re-Load

Last updated 3 months ago

An Aromatics producer in Asia needed to change its Parex adsorbent at the end of its useful life to boost production efficiencies and improve yields.  Newly designed internals were to be installed along with over...

Forced Draft Fin Fan Optimisation

Last updated 3 months ago

A refinery in SE Asia had several air-cooled heat exchangers that required maintenance due to reduced cooling capacity.  Online monitoring showed that fouling on the external finned tube surfaces of 14 banks of forced draft...

Plant Maintenance

Last updated 3 months ago

Many operators see the value of having only one or two in-house contractors to manage the maintenance of their assets to minimise cost while improving safety, quality and productivity. A large refiner in Asia wanted...