Working closely with the customer’s quality assurance/quality control and engineering teams, Brock Industrial specified coatings for insulated piping that provide heat and water resistance appropriate to the insulation type. For un-insulated piping, a three-coat system was selected based on cathodic, water barrier, and UV protection, as well as cosmetic appearance.
Work on the crude distillation unit was originally planned as a small turnaround. However, as the define stage progressed, the customer expanded the project until it was changed to a full design and build of a new crude unit. But because the rest of the modernization project had already been designed and the footprint laid out, there was no more real estate on which to build the new unit.
Because of delays beyond our control, the painting timeline was pushed into the winter months. We collaborated with the customer to created a Winter Painting Job Bulletin that now supersedes the original paint spec site-wide. Working with suppliers enabled Brock Industrial to identify coating systems with lower temperature restrictions, so painting could proceed throughout the coldest part of the year. As an additional benefit, some of those systems also have less restrictive surface preparation standards, which saved the customer considerable time and money throughout the site.