Routine maintenance plant turnarounds are typically anything but straightforward—as a turnaround in the Southeast quickly demonstrated. The effort called for the removal and replacement of three exchangers, as well as a flare modular replacement. The size and location of the exchangers, the tight window for replacement of the flare, and localized high working-wind speeds were a few of the top challenges that the Deep South team were tasked to overcome.
As part of an HVAC system upgrade, a client needed to place a new industrial-size, 25,000-pound chiller onto the roof of its multi-story medical facility. Located in a congested urban environment, the challenges ranged from limited space to set up cranes and associated support equipment to a requirement that trees along the roadway were not to be disturbed. Also, the road and medical facility had to remain open throughout the effort.