Company extends life span of critical steam systems
Professional services and project management company SNC-Lavalin completed a 40 bar high-pressure steam isolation valve replacement project last month for South African integrated chemicals company Sasol’s Group Technology division.
The company was awarded the project in May of this year and the purpose of the project is to extend the life span of the steam system on the Sasol refinery, in Secunda, in Mpumalanga, says SNC-Lavalin sub-Saharan Africa GM Stuart Kent.
He adds that the steam system is the main steam header that links the steam generation plant to the rest of the factory and can be considered as the main artery of the refinery.
To extend the life of the main artery complex, works included the removal and installation of the high-pressure steam isolation valves and associated piping on the West factory. It consisted of the management, prefabrication, construction (removal and installation), quality inspection and testing of the valves and associated piping, as well as the handover documentation to allow for start-up, Kent explains.
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