Fabricate & Install Inlet Nozzle on 4C-3 Vessel – BHP Billiton Nickel West KNR

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Client BHP Billiton
Location Kwinana Nickel Refinery (KNR) - Major Outage
Job Title Fabricate & Install Inlet Nozzle on 4C-3 Vessel
Service Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages, Specialised Welding & Fabrication
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Scope of Work

Fabricate nozzle and components in 316L stainless steel and supply to site prior to shutdown.
Install the Inlet Nozzle on 4C-3 Vessel.

Project Resourcing

The manufacture of the nozzle and components was carried out by the team at our Henderson fabrication facility.
The installation work was carried out onsite by the APMS Group shutdown management and execution team.

Project Achievements

Installation

  • No recordable incidents or injuries = zero harm
  • Project delivered ahead of time and under budget
  • Hours worked 1,415
  • Project schedule delivery 24.11.2012 - 20.30pm
  • Project actual delivery 23.11.2012 - 06.00am
  • Project Value / Budget $326K
  • Project Actual Cost $209K (Provisional)

Activities

Installation

  • Assembly of components
  • Remove old nozzle completely
  • Install new inlet nozzle

Project Images

Nozzle in original state, ready for replacementFabricate-Install-Inlet-Nozzle-on-4C-3-Vessel-1

Old nozzle removed, non destructive tested (NDT)Fabricate-Install-Inlet-Nozzle-on-4C-3-Vessel-2

New nozzle installed and NDT testedFabricate-Install-Inlet-Nozzle-on-4C-3-Vessel-3

 

New nozzle fully assembled and installedFabricate-Install-Inlet-Nozzle-on-4C-3-Vessel-4