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Dismantling of LPG Storage and Vent Tank Areas, Baker Petrolite
November 10, 2010 by admin

The Project commissioned by Baker Hughes called for the safe dismantling and demolition of a number of LPG Storage Tanks, Vent Tanks, vessels, pipe work and over head gantries. The project was a particularly sensitive one located in the heart of the top tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations) site in Liverpool.

The site has process, blending and packaging facilities which manufacture oil production chemicals, refinery process additives, drilling fluid additives, well stimulation and workover additives for the Oilfield and Industrial markets in Europe and the rest of the world.
The on site production programme runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week and whilst on site it was vital that we adhered to the stringent health and safety rules and permit to work procedures. Our demolition operations were conducted in two particularly hazardous environments. The LPG storage area was located immediately adjacent to the Acid Tank Farm which contained a number of tanks holding hazardous materials. The vent tank area was even more challenging given its location next to the main production facility.
Following detailed planning in conjunction with the client and their CDM Co-ordinators a method of works was agreed to eliminate and disturbance to the plants production. The dismantling was carried out using oxy propane hot work techniques and craning down the plant in manageable sections as can be seen in the photographs.

The Head Site Process Engineer was very happy with our performance stating:- “I would like to complement your company on your professional approach to Health, Safety and Environmental issues on site which was of paramount importance to us from the outset. The method of works was highly efficient and ensured there was no risk to safety or the running of the plant’s operations.”

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