Shell Puget Sound Refinery – Degassing Drum Fabrication

T BAILEY, INC. fabricated, finish painted, and delivered a 14’-0” Dia. x 57’-0” long ASME Code pressure vessel for Shell’s Anacortes, WA refinery.

The Project

T BAILEY, INC. designed, fabricated and externally coated a 14’-0” diameter x 57’ long ASME code light slops degassing drum for Shell Puget Sound Refinery.  The pressure vessel was designed and fabricated in accordance with ASME Code Section VII Division 1. After fabrication of the pressure vessel was complete, post-weld heat treatment was performed. Due to the size of the pressure vessel, on site combustion gas train heating method was performed at T BAILEY’s facility in accordance with Shell specifications.  This step required a third party to apply fiberglass insulation to the exterior of the vessel where it is then heat treated for the next 24 hours. The exterior coating, completed by our Industrial Coatings Group, consisted of a three coat system; inorganic zinc primer, epoxy mid-coat and polyurethane top-coat.

In addition to fabricating the pressure vessel, T BAILEY, INC. fabricated an access platform with two caged ladders to provide personnel access to the entire length of the vessel.  After fabrication, the platform and ladders were dry-fit to the vessel before being sent out for galvanizing.

The schedule for this vessel was aggressive, but our team was able to complete fabrication on time in order the meet the client’s requirements.

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