As part of a large-scale turnaround, a very well known and respected industrial contractor was awarded the task of disassembly, repair and reassembly of process equipment and piping for several large units. As often is the case, most of the equipment involved high pressure and high temperature flanges with large diameter bolts. This project needed to be performed safely, in a limited amount of time and result in no leaking flanges.
The contractor had the “manpower”, but would require technical support and an enormous amount of tooling that Francis Torque Service had provided in the past. Tools included hydraulic, pneumatic and hand operated torque wrenches, large capacity tensioning equipment and dozens of flange spreaders and specialty tools. By utilizing Francis Torque’s equipment, manufacturing capacity and technical expertise combined with their own labor source, the contractor was able to save over $1 million in outside labor and tool rental – purchase – repair costs.