Global Team Prevents Plant Shutdown in Trinidad
A Furmanite team operating for a customer in Trinidad, combined their skills to measure, design, build and install a high-pressure high-temperature leak sealing enclosure for a customer and prevent an entire plant shutdown.
The customer had a hole in the main body of a significant control valve. The control valve was critical to the entire plant operations and Furmanite had to assure the customer that a perfect fit and seal would be achieved. If the solution was not successful, the customer would have had to shut down the entire production schedule.
The valve was located in an area where there was very little room to work and the measuring for the leak sealing enclosure was absolutely critical. Following the actual measuring in Trinidad, the engineering and manufacturing group in Houston, Texas assured the fit was perfect. The specially designed emergency repair enclosure weighed 5,370 lbs. and fit perfectly on the first attempt.