Pumping, Piping and cooling systems are one of our core competencies. We combine 3D piping with thermal analysis to develop practical solutions for industrial problem solving. Recently we assisted a client with improvements to their steelmaking membrane cooling hoods, highlights are:
- Leaks within 6 weeks of installation
- Leak repairs every two weeks.
- Replaced hoods after 2+ years.
- Integrated team formed with CIM-Tech and the client Operations & Maintenance
- System study performed and identified improvements with the following changes to the lower hoods
Physical changes to hood design
Improved flow distribution
2 of the 3 lower hood systems were modified with the following results:
- One lower hood system operated 15 months with no leaks, the other 6 months without a leak
- Shutdown 1 1750 Hp cooling pump (1,750 Hp)
The lower section of the 3rd vessel is currently being replaced and we are moving forward to investigate the upper hoods.