Archive: May 2013

Last minute discovery threatens start-up

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Seven days before a scheduled start-up, a major Louisiana chemical company discovered a vital Badger steam meter had been damaged during shutdown. Desperate to restart the plant on time, they contacted Wyatt to see if we could help.

The application was a 14″ 1500# steam line that required a custom designed weld-in PMT. Working 24/7 Wyatt partnered with plant instrument personnel to lay out a plan requiring sourcing a 16″ diameter 304 Stainless Steel forging; transporting it to our facility in Oklahoma; designing and providing manufacturing drawings; precision machining the meter; and air freighting it to the Baton Rouge airport.

With manufacturing starting late Monday, the meter left the shop Wednesday by charter flight, for installation and start-up on Friday.

What is normally a multi-week cycle was reduced to a three-day turnaround.

To quote the customer:

“Just want to personally thank all of your team for helping us during this trying time!

I know we asked for the impossible, yet your team managed to meet the challenge.

I would like to add it was very gratifying to work with everyone and still maintain a high grade of professionalism.

Thank you all for your hard work,

And please share this with your other team members!”

Whether it’s an extreme expedite, or standard delivery, you can always expect this level of service from Wyatt Engineering