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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...

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Cejka IndustiralCross 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. The contractor failed to support the header pipe during demo, which led to failure of the pipe. RCC was then contacted to assess the damage and repair the tower. read full story...



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...