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PT&P Facts

July 10th, 1996 No comments

“Like a Rock” Polyurethane Blocks
Chevrolet uses the phrase “Like a Rock” to advertise their pick-up trucks. PT&P recently produced some polyurethane blocks for a major E&C customer to their specification of 2,000 pound compressive strength as measured by ASTM D1621 tests. Our supplier produced a special chemical blend for a nominal density of 38 pounds/cubic foot and PT&P built special molds to satisfy this “Like a Rock” requirement for the Gulf Coast ethylene plant.

PT&P Technical Team Goes to Algeria
In March, PT&P sent a technical team to a LNG facility near Skikda, Algeria to provide assistance on pipe support replacement for the GL1K project. This large facility has several units that have operated for more than twenty years. Our team examined the units and recommended replacement of cryogenic and spring supports. Since travel in Algeria is subject to heavy restriction, our team had to fly from Tarbarka, Tunisia by helicopter to and from the job site. The trip lasted about two weeks.

News Bits From Other Publications

July 2nd, 1996 No comments

The Nov.-Dec. issue of World Cogeneration reports that Westinghouse Electric received a $15 million contract to provide full-scope operation and maintenance to the Bellingham Carbon Dioxide Recovery facility in Bellingham, MA. They also provide O&M services to the three-hundred megawatt co-generation plant next door. Piping Technology fabricated the large ducts which connect the two facilities when Fluor Daniel did the original construction.

The Dec. 11, 1995 issue of ENR has an article (and pictures) about the 240 MW co-generation plant in Crockett, CA built by Bechtel Power. This was the first project that Piping Technology supplied to Bechtel under their new MPA agreement with selected vendors. The article explains the unique problems associated with building a facility this large on their 2.6 acre site and the necessity to add penalty clauses to all supplier contracts to help meet their schedule. For pipe supports they also added extra crating requirements to minimize the chance of damage during shipment which might delay construction. Bechtel was pleased with PT&P’s performance on this challenging project.

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