Heat exchangers come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from shells and tubes to plates to tumble dryers. They play an essential role in nearly all industrial facilities. Fouling, corrosion, wear and tear, vibrations and other mechanisms impact not only the performance of the exchangers, but also of the whole system that they are part of. Conversely changed system conditions (e.g. cooling water chemistry) can greatly impact the life span of exchangers that have held well for decades.
Full lifecycle services
We provide you with a full suite of services to keep your heat exchangers in top condition. This starts off with routine inspections, followed by overhauls and repairs during turnarounds. In case of poor performance / failure, our highly knowledgeable specialists can help you find the root cause and recommend mitigations. Also, if we spot the opportunity, we will proactively recommend upgrades to enhance their performance. We can also re-make the whole heat exchanger to replace a worn-out version, allowing you to continue your operations.
Heat exchanger condition
We have the full portfolio of conventional and advanced inspection techniques to assess the state of your heat exchanger.
Prior to certain inspection techniques such as IRIS, we also apply various cleaning methods like heated chemical circulation and (ultra) high pressure retro-jetting of tube bundles.
Apart from physical inspection, we can also perform efficiency and performance studies, root cause failure analysis and residual lifetime inspections.
Routine & call out
Executing maintenance-activities during outages is part of our core activities. However, should it be required, our multidisciplinary teams of service engineers are available for you 24/7 to prevent additional costs during unplanned plant outages.
We have qualified welders, specialized equipment (e.g. tube-benders, flange face repair kit, automated twin lance) and stock material ready to get your exchangers back into operation as fast as possible.
We are ready to assess your heat & material balances and recommend enhancements. When engineering upgrades, we do not only look at your exchanger, but consider the system it is part of to make sure we optimize to the right goal.
For example: retubing condensers with different materials can increase your turbine vacuum and enlarge your turbine’s output, while reducing corrosion and erosion.
Apart from proposing recommendations, we can also execute such modifications.
Minimal revision downtime
When a heat exchanger is in need of maintenance, but the repair is anticipated to lengthen your shutdown time, your consequential costs are often magnitudes higher than just the repair.
In those cases we can often offer a replacement of the full interior of your heat exchanger. We pre-manufacture the required new interior according to drawing combined with on-site measurements. A detailed plan for the swap will be prepared and execution takes place with absolute minimal shutdown time.
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How we make the difference!
Inspection, overhaul & repair, upgrades, … we can provide the full suite.
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Proven expertise in heat exchangers
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