There are times when an acid plant excursion places a client in such a precarious situation that extended downtime is unacceptable. These outages are measured in minutes and hours rather than days or weeks.
VIP performed its first high temperature entry over 20 years ago and has logged thousands of safe man-hours working in high temperature environments without incident. Making entry at 550°F typically allows our specialized personnel to enter a converter with only 4 hours cool down. Relieving pressure drop or facilitating repairs may be completed before the plant is cool enough for unassisted entry. Start-up time is also reduced with a warm plant.