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Machinery: Compresor Howden
Industria: Petrochemical
Country: Oman
Problema + Solución:
Our client (a multinational in the petrochemical sector) had recurrent problems with a Howden compressor, having to stop it on several occasions due to costly breakdowns (in addition to loss of production). After ruling out that the problem was internal, they decided to call an expert company in the sector APOLTEC to evaluate the state of the foundation, after a quick inspection our technicians quickly located the problem.

The foundation had lost its absorption capacity and was not capable of correctly dissipating/transmitting that energy to the ground, causing mechanical problems for the compressor.

The solution: Re-consolidate the foundation through high pressure injection of our epoxy resin Apoltec 370 (special injection), which displaces the oil and chemical products filtered in the concrete, in this way we extract all the residues left over from the cracks, and after curing our resin, the original resistance is returned to the bedplate. Secondly, deformed and poorly maintained anchor bolts were found, as well as a poor foundation. Therefore, the grout was renewed, and part of the original base was demolished, all with the compressor in situ (saving time and costs for our client). To support the machine while the work was being carried out, our hydraulic Hypads were used, capable of supporting even the heaviest machinery. Additionally, the bolts in poor condition were renewed and replaced by new quality ones in accordance with the standards sector (API). Lastly, with the bedplate already cleaned and minced, the pouring of our special Apoltec 800 grout was carried out, ensuring a perfect embedding of the machine frame.

Currently the machine is fully operational, and its problems have disappeared, and most importantly, our client is 100% satisfied with the result of the project, so much that we are already working with him on more projects.

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.


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