rebuild of boiler at shell norco
Turner Industries completed a turnaround at Shell in Norco, Louisiana, rebuilding one of the plant boilers.
- The scope of work included the removal and reinstallation of about half of the drum internals, installation of flanges and valves, removal and reinstallation of sample tubes, gaskets, and a 25-foot-long superheat vent line.
- The critical path of the job was to remove and reinstall the entire economizer – consisting of 38 panels with 76 buttwelds outside the boiler. This work also included removing and replacing a 12’ X 28’ expansion joint directly above the economizer.
- Discovery work during the outage turned the replacement of two other expansion joints into critical path work along with the economizer work.
project quick facts
- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Workhours: 31,000
- Peak Headcount: 125
- Welds: 132
- Valves Replaced: 32
- OSHA Recordables: ZERO