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Cejka Industiral Explosion Bonding Resources: GEO The process of explosive cladding, or explosive metal welding, has been understood for decades. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Hamon Custodis Surgical Contractor... Hamon Custodis recently completed the surgical demolition of a 400 foot flare stack in the heart of an operating chemical plant on the Houston Ship Channel. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Valtech Engineering completes critical online FCCU Heavy duty hardware and expansion joint repair FCCU heavy duty hardware and expansion joint repair read full story...


Cejka Industiral Hamon Deltak (HDI) provided technical advisory oversight Hamon Deltak (HDI) provided technical advisory oversight to a CoGen refurb in East Texas this summer (2018). The customer had purchased replacement panels from Deltak 2 years before and hired a 3rd-party contractor to execute the installation. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Strong petrochemical market igniting growth for St. Gabriel company Heat exchange repair and fabrication company GEO Heat Exchangers is expecting 2018 to be the hottest sales year in its 21-year history.The company anticipates a 20% increase in sales this year, compared to 2017, after landing several projects for major companies like Shell, Westlake Chemical, Rubicon and ExxonMobil read full story...


Cejka Industiral Bolted Root Ring Field Install (R stamp) Two 34 inch (864mm) bolted root ring expansion joints were installed in the field on a shell and tube heat exchanger at a Georgia cogen plant. The bellows were SB443-625 GR 1 and all remaining components were SA516-70N. read full story...


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Cejka Industiral New Convection Section/Economizer Greatly Reduces Fouling HDI was approached to help develop a solution to a gas-side fouling issue in an existing Waste Heat Boiler at a refinery. After a detailed engineering analysis and site visit to discuss plant needs and desired process and maintenance requirements. read full story...



Cejka Industiral Two Joints Ship to Saudi Arabia Two joints for a large FCCU project at a major Saudi refinery. The first was a 134 inch (3403mm) cold wall universal carbon steel joint for 1500 F (816 C) flue gas service. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Valtech Engineering Completes Critical FCCU Expansion Joint Refurbishment During Refinery Turnaround: Valtech Engineering was onsite to support a Texas refinery turnaround when the client discovered a damaged FCCU expansion joint. read full story...


Cejka Industiral HRSG Upgrades To Solve Corrosion Problems: HRSG systems can experience corrosion problems which decrease system reliability after several a few years of operation. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Power Plant - Southeast US Emergency Fiberglass Header Pipe Repair: Research Cottrell Cooling, Inc. ("RCC") was contacted by an owner of power plant stating that a fiberglass header in one of their mechanical draft cooling towers had ruptured. read full story...


Cejka Industiral New US agent John Cejka: CPA is pleased to announce the hiring of US agent John Cejka. John has many years of experience within the oil and gas industry managing sales of expansion bellows and similar products. read full story...



Cejka Industiral Oil & Gas majors say it's time to get comfortable at $50/barrel: At the Oil & Gas EIC event Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2017, majors like BP, Shell, and Jacobs were all saying $80-100/barrel is not likely coming back, nor was it sustainable. Higher price per barrel periods were also marked with less efficiency and more construction and commissioning errors on projects. Projects were not very successful out of the ground. read full story...


Cejka Industiral Valtech Engineering was recently contracted to support a local refinery FCCU turnaround: Design of the new expansion joints began months earlier as the outdated expansion joint designs had to be brought up to current ASME and EJMA design codes. read full story...




Cejka Industiral Hamon Deltak designs and manufactures waste heat recovery solutions: Hamon Deltak is an engineering firm that designs and manufactures waste heat recovery solutions for power generation and process applications. HDI has a global reputation for supplying quality equipment for the most demanding applications and operating conditions. read full story...





Cejka Industiral Cross Flow Cooling Tower Rebuild: Research Cottrell Cooling, Inc. ("RCC") was contracted to rebuild a 15-cell cross flow cooling tower at a petrochemical plant in Texas. Work had been started by another contractor who intended to replace the entire wood structure with fiberglass while the tower was on-line. read full story...



Cejka Industiral Comprehensive Boiler Retrofit and Upgrade Services Economizer Re-designed to Stop Leaks Hamon Deltak was asked to provide a complete HRSG inspection during a scheduled outage at a cogen facility. read full story...




See how Valtech Engineering provided cost saving refurbishment options to purchasing new expansion joints Valtech Engineering worked together with a major European styrene monomer plant to refurbish a 42 inch diameter, three hinge expansion joint piping network. The expansion joints had broken hinge hardware supports that lead to bellows deformation and ultimately failure... read full story...


Cejka IndustiralValtech Engineering is a niche engineering and fabrication company focused on critical application expansion joints for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. With over 75 years of combined engineering and fabrication experience we aim to exceed our client's needs and expectations.

Cejka IndustiralValtech Engineering offers full onsite field service for expansion joint repair and replacement. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your expansion joint reliability with inspections and status reports of your critical expansion joints.
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Cejka IndustiralHamon Reseach Cottrell ESP : Hamon Research-Cottrell has been awarded a turnkey project to design, furnish, construct and startup a new Dry Electrostatic Precipitator for a small refinery in Indiana. Material supply consists of the ESP and auxiliaries including HRC's high reliability G-Opzel collecting plates, rigid spiked electrodes, support steel, access steel, stub stack and high frequency power supplies. Site construction services consist of erection of the ESP and auxiliaries including electrical installation, thermal insulation, instrumentation, fireproofing, painting, startup, training, and commissioning services. read full story...



Cejka Industiral Seven Cell Research Cottrell Cooling Tower for ExxonMobil North American Growth Project: In the fall of 2015, RCC completed construction of a 7-cell in-line mechanical draft cooling tower for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Mont Belvieu, TX. The tower is part of two 650,000 tons-per-year polyethylene lines at ExxonMobil's Mont Belvieu plastics plant. The project is part of ExxonMobil's North American Growth (NAG) project, in which ExxonMobil is making major investments to develop oil and natural gas resources in the Unites States. read full story...



Cejka Industiral Emergency Expansion Joint Repair - Fabric over a Fabric! : A major US refinery contacted Valtech Engineering reporting a leak from a failed fabric expansion joint in flue gas ducting. To avoid a costly shut down of the FCCU the repair needed to be performed while the unit remained online. The objective was to contain the leaking flue gas by installing an oversize fabric expansion joint over the existing failed joint. With great collaboration between Valtech Engineering and the client, the leak was 100% contained with zero safety incidents. The clamshell repair is designed for maintenance free operation until client's next scheduled FCCU turn around. read full story...