Plant Shutdowns (also known as Turnarounds) are brief periods of time where a plant is either partially or totally taken out of service to perform maintenance activities. This approach permits access, inspection, and repair of critical equipment. Planned work scopes are well defined, but the opportunity for inspection also identifies new issues. This can lead to compressed timeframes dealing with emergent work.
FEC have completed off-site engineering support for numerous shutdowns across Australia for the last 15 years. Working in support of the site engineering team, we complete urgent engineering assessments which deal with:
- Defect assessment in pressure equipment (thinning, gouges, cracking)
- Mechanical damage (dents, bulges)
- Mechanical items (exchanger repair plugs)
- Lifting studies
- High temperature damage
- Emergent design issues in both structural and pressure equipment
- Failure investigation
- Repair options including drafting and fabrication management.
By completing detailed calculations, drawings, and reports for our clients on an urgent basis, it enables them to keep progressing planned shutdown activities. Work can be completed around the clock as required to meet critical deadlines and get plant back online.