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Oil blending vessel for major oil supplier

Spirotech-SRD Group complete oil blending vessel for major oil supplier

Spirotech has just completed a challenging 14 week build program to manufacture a large oil blending vessel for one of its major oil supplier customers. The 35 ton oil blending vessel was designed by consultant partners M.C Integ and manufactured completely by Spirotech – who also project managed every detail from order placement to delivery and final documentation, thus ensuring the vessel was delivered on time and on budget.  

The project required detailed planning from the start as the design criteria for such a complex vessel, along with the strict requirements of the petrochemical client, meant that every procedure had to be followed to the letter. The limpet coil alone had over 1200 meters of welding before being subject to dye pen and XRAY testing.

Rigorous testing ensures smooth sign-off procedure

Limpet coil pressure vessel for the petrochemical industryOil blending vessel lifted to the upright position for completion and testing
Following fabrication the vessel was lifted to the upright position to allow Spirotech engineers to complete the final testing. The vessel was filled with 52000 litres of water to check seals and gaskets, then the external limpet coil was tested to 44 bar pressure. The rigorous testing was witnessed by third party inspectors and signed off in accordance with PED 5500. Spirotech’s client, based in France, also attended a detailed factory acceptance test on the unit, from finished dimensional checks to quality and documentation checks.

Spirotech clients visit factory for vessel inspection
French clients attend a detailed acceptance test on the unit at Spirotech’s Sawtry factory.

Large size vessels moved with care and ease

Limpet coil pressure vessel for the petrochemical industryOil blending vessel lifted to the upright position for completion and testing
On approval of FATS, the oil blending vessel was lifted using two cranes to turn it to a horizontal position prior to being loaded on the lorry bound for northern France. Due to the size of the unit the journey to France takes two days and is escorted by a road pilot. The vessel will be installed by Spirotech’s client over the coming months and is due to go in to service in November 2017.

Limpet coil pressure vessel for the petrochemical industryTwo cranes to turn the oil blending vessel to a horizontal position prior to being loaded on the lorry

Limpet coil pressure vessel for the petrochemical industryLoaded on the lorry bound for northern France

Spirotech-SRD Group are now working on similar vessels for the oil industry which are due for completion in June.

Final installation of oil blending vessel at petrochemical site in France: View images

Contact Spirotech-SRD for more information

For further information about design, manufacture and testing of pressure vessels, or about any of Spirotech’s products or services, please contact Spirotech-SRD on +44 (0)1487 832 053 or by email to sales@spirotechgroup.co.uk

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