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Heat destroyer

Industry: chemical
Country: Spain
Problem: due to thermal cycles, the chambers expand longitudinally. The blocking of the skates prevented it from recovering its position and over time the fixed support began to detach from its pedestal, breaking the anchor bolts.
Solution: recovery of the stability of the supports and their sliding ability as well as reinforcing the concrete pedestals. All this with the equipment in operation. A new initial position had to be determined, releasing the tensions accumulated by having forced couplings.
Work began by replacing the skids by manufacturing new ones (with a stainless-steel plate and teflon counter-plate) that were specifically designed to improve the original design.
For the procedure to be compatible with the operation of the equipment, a provisional support system was designed to be able to remove the skids and replace them with the new ones. Two by two, the six skids were repaired while the pedestal area was reinforced with epoxy grout and steel pins to guarantee solidarity with the existing concrete.
Once the skids were repaired, the fixed pedestal was repaired by replacing the damaged anchor bolts and reinforcing the concrete.

Apoltec is an applied civil engineering company, with more than 25 years of experience in the design and development of strategies aimed at solving heavy machinery foundation problems and consolidation, anchor bolt repair and Machine grouting.

Apoltec Products and Services SL within the framework of the ICEX Next Program, has received support from ICEX and co-financing from the European FEDER fund. The purpose of this support is to contribute to the international development of the company and its environment.

CONTACT

C. Corretger, 59, Nave 18
46988 Paterna,
Valencia (Spain)

+34 961 465 708

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