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REMOVAL OF REFRACTORY CONCRETE FROM HYDROCRACKER

Petrobrazi Refinery (Romania)

DURATION

SEGMENT

SOLUTION

Three weeks

Oil & gas refinery

Removing refractory concrete

How do you remove a refractory concrete cladding with a pressure strength of 190 N/mm2 from an installation with a diameter of 800 – 1000 millimetres?

 

Petrobrazi Refinery (Romania) was looking for a quick method to remove extremely hard refractory concrete from a hydrocracker. Until recently, this kind of demolition work was performed through manual scabbling: a deployment of four months of 24/7 continuous shifts in very difficult conditions. Specifically for Petrobrazi, ADS developed a revolutionary method that allowed us to get the same job done in just two weeks! This resulted in massive savings for the client. Not just in terms of man hours, but also in terms of the strongly reduced downtime of the installation.

How did we make the seemingly impossible possible? By linking multiple high-pressure units together, we were able to generate an enormous force that removed the concrete without damaging the steel pipes. Even the existing anchoring could be saved, so that the client was able to install new refractory concrete cladding without further pre-treatment. This unique application resulted in a patent for ADS.

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Andrei Pascu

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Andrei Pascu

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Three weeks

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Three weeks

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One month

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2 days

REMOVAL OF BRIDGE DECK LANGE WETERING

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

Five weeks

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

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REMOVING CONCRETE AROUND TENSION BARS AT PLATFORM SCHIPHOL

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

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Three months

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

Three weeks

REMOVAL OF PRESSURE LAYER ON T-BEAMS

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

Two weeks

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Rebar saving demolition, High pressure cutting technique (hydro-cutting), Removing refractory concrete, Cleaning or pre-treating concrete, Treating waste water, Grout Removal

Three weeks

DAMAGE-FREE REMOVAL OF COLLAPSED MOORING FACILITY

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REMOVAL OF GROUT AT A DEPTH OF 40 METRES

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