Blog 2014

Demonstrating In-process Inspection Procedures

The design cycle of a pressurized system begins with the blueprints or computer design phase, the act of laying pen to paper or mouse pointer to computer terminal. The engineer produces a schematic that is approved and moved on to the fabrication stage. Each stage gets progressively more intricate.

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December 5, 2014

Static Grounding Practices and Standards

Safety is the largest concern in the oil and gas industry. Consider an oil facility as a sublimely managed mass of metal that processes explosive chemicals. That structure is a Class One environment, a place where ignitable liquids and explosive fumes are a constant threat.

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December 3, 2014

Column Design for Fractionation and Purification

A distant observer can spot a skinny fractionation tower long before the rest of a petroleum facility comes within sight. The tall vertical structures dominate their finite industrial skylines, impressing their premium grade shells against a blue sky.

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November 24, 2014

Custom-Built Debutanizer Vessels

The oil and gas industry both employ complex chemical processing exchanges. Pressure and temperature changes, the addition of cracking catalysts, and the extraction of evaporated or distilled chemical products create a vast laboratory.

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November 6, 2014

The purpose shell and tube heat exchangers

The purpose of the shell and tube heat exchanger has been clearly defined since the dawn of the industrial age. Two fluids flow through a shell. These two variables occupy partitioned pathways, never coming in contact.

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October 16, 2014

Fabricating Low Pressure Separator vessels

While the label reads as self-explanatory, it's worth taking the time to properly delineate the function of these vessels. Separators divide substances into different states.

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October 7, 2014

Skid Mounted systems for Gas Compression

A gas compression infrastructure typically includes a compressor and a series of components designed to remove particulate matter from the gas as it's transmitted through a network of pipes.

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September 25, 2014

What to look for in a large capacity gas storage vessel manufacturer

The capability to fabricate vessels that can store hundreds of tons of gaseous product safely and efficiently is the mark of an authoritative manufacturer with years of experience in fabricating components for heavy industry.

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September 11, 2014

What are Static Pressure Vessels and Their Applications?

Static pressure containers are designed to store linear loads, spanning mass and volume differentials that far exceed the ambient pressure characteristics of the material being stored.

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August 12, 2014

Pipe Spooling Fabrication

An in-house solution to a pipe fitting challenge breaks an engineering project into modular sub-assemblies, streamlining the work by fabricating pipe spools in a controlled environment.

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August 1, 2014

Laundry Boilers and the Need for Periodic Inspections

Laundry boiler maintenance ensures the pressure vessel at the center of the machinery meets its intended operational specifications.

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July 28, 2014

Interconnecting Pipe Spooling

Like the parts of an immense puzzle, fabricated pipe spooling components equip storage projects with complete piping solutions, prefabricated conduits for stored gas or liquid flowing through frameworks of interconnecting subsystems.

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July 24, 2014

Anhydrous Ammonia Storage

The health risks associated with anhydrous ammonia are well documented. They range from caustic effects capable of burning the respiratory system to environmental fallout on a highly toxic scale.

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June 23, 2014

Ethanol Storage

The ethanol production cycle is an engineering operation destined to pioneer production of fuel as fermented from a number of creative sources.

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June 16, 2014

What is an Electrical Fit-out

There are limitless configuration possibilities for pressure vessels and storage units. The systems integrate a variety of specifications designed to link mechanical assemblies together, maximizing flow or isolating entire subsystems, but each component of the whole is subject to a controlling influence.

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May 30, 2014

Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals and their Uses in Pressure Vessels

This is a very complex topic and it can range over a number of angles from vessel creation to vessel recycling, standards, codes and usage as well as safety.

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May 19, 2014

Types of Heat Exchangers

The fusion weld type of heat exchanger is used in mass production industries. There are various types of fusion weld heat exchangers depending on the industry and the product being made.

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April 30, 2014

What is pipe spooling?

The prefabricated components of a piping system are called pipe spools. They include the pipes, flanges and fittings, and they are mounted during the fabrication before they are delivered to the construction are.

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April 2, 2014

Pressure Vessels: Typical closure styles, materials, and sizes

A pressure vessel is a type of receptacle that is usually made of steel. These containers are made to store different types of liquids and gases at pressures that are significantly different to the adjacent environment.

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Mar 20, 2014

Pressure Vessels and Their Role in our Daily Lives

Do you have a hot water system at home? Are you sure they have been installed safely? If you have been using it for a long time, do you still think it is safe? These water heater systems have built-in security features and if they malfunction, the result will lead to internal pressure to build up and your tank may explode.

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Mar 3, 2014

A Look into Pressure Vessels and How They Are Made

In the past, old boilers and pressure vessels were so prone to explosions, and true to form, they caused considerable losses including damage to property and loss of life. The risks in handling pressure vessels led to the formation of various engineering societies with the goal of establishing standard safety rules in the construction and use of pressure vessels and boilers.

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Feb 17, 2014

Pressure Vessels: Handling and Maintenance

Pressure vessels are containers or storage tanks that have been designed to hold and operate at pressures over 15 pounds per square inch gage. With this kind of pressure, these containers pose a number of safety hazards which means they should be handled with utmost caution and care.

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Feb 6, 2014

Avoid the Chaos of On-Site Fabrication

A skid mounted system is any process implement, operational device or system that can help a plant save time and money, or increase flexibility by assembling a group of modular pieces together as a single unit.

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Jan 24, 2014

Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Because they handle fluids of different kinds and temperatures, oil refineries and chemical-processing plants utilise a variety of these exchangers daily.

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Jan 10, 2014