December 16, 2019

Successful Premium On-Site Service at a Petrochemical Plant in Saudi Arabia

In an emergency situation at one of SABIC’s Petrochemicals Plants in Saudi Arabia, MACOGA was awarded the manufacturing and immediate installation of two high pressure clamshell units.

During an emergency (plant shut-down, parts failure, etc.) you can’t afford to wait in line for a standard delivery to get your Expansion Joints. The Premium Service tool is the most reliable and efficient solution for those customers who require Expansion Joints in a record time.

In only 3 days, MACOGA manufactured the Alloy 625 bellows and reinforcing rings. At the same time, MACOGA specialists travelled to Saudi Arabia with the required specific tooling and welding equipment and worked during 50 hours continuously to complete the job in only 2 days.

This new success of MACOGA has been recognized by the client since there is no other company in the world capable of performing this achievement.

The Petrochemical complex in Yanbu, on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, produces aromatics, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), which is used in making polyester, and polyester staples.

Mechanical design, parameters and features of the expansion joint supplied are:

  • Bellows material: Alloy 625 gr. 1 LCF
  • Size: 1289 mm
  • Design Pressure: 16.0 barg
  • Temperature: +281 °C

MACOGA offers its customers in the oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries a complete field service package.

We provide a professional variety of site services including assembly, supervision of installation and inspection that minimize risks of unplanned shut- downs and help to avoid failures and breakdowns.