KP Engineering (KPE), experts in designing, executing and delivering customised EPC solutions for the refining, syngas and hydrogen and renewable fuels industries, has signed a 3-month contract to provide engineering services to a refinery in the Southwestern US.
The engineering services will optimise the refinery’s existing process units’ performance and will address operability and maintenance issues. These services, which will support the refinery’s upcoming turnaround, will include addressing instrumentation and thermal fatigue issues, revising process control schemes and mitigating exchanger fouling issues.
William Preston, president and COO of KPE, says, “This project demonstrates the ongoing need for routine plant maintenance in CAPEX-cautious and COVID-19 restricted times. We were able to bundle several small jobs into a larger job to maximise efficiency and reduce costs for the client. Regardless of project size, KPE’s experience with downstream process units enables us to solve everyday problems and increase our clients’ profitability, while implementing extra measures to keep employees safe.”