Inspection indicated signs of creep stress and deterioration in radiant and convection sections of furnace.
A client’s inspection of the 1960’s vintage furnace identified that the tubes in the radiant sections showed signs of creep stress and required replacement. This inspection also showed other deterioration issues in the radiant section, convection section and large bore duct to the SCR from the furnace stack.
With only a short amount of time remaining before the Hydrocracker planned turnaround, the challenge was to find an effective option to replace the required process heat input by either rebuilding or replacing the existing furnace considering safety, operability, constructability and economics all in compliance with existing environmental permits.
The installation and commissioning were completed safely, within budget and on time.
Oil & Gas Refining
Project Management and Services
Hydrocracker operation was maintained with the installation of replacement furnace components.
The project was coordinated with other turnaround work to minimize impact to other work conducted on the same unit.