Industrial Field Service & Repair
Kenway Composites supports its FRP manufacturing capabilities with a full a variety of field services. These services could include mobilizing a (2) person crew for a weekend emergency repair to managing a (60) person maintenance outage with a range of installations, linings, and repairs. Kenway has the personnel and equipment required to complete FRP field service projects on or ahead of schedule, under budget, and within the highest quality standards.
Kenway’s field service crews specialize in high-quality rehabilitation of worn fiberglass, tile, concrete, and steel vessels. We firmly believe that only 100% hand lay-up installation (no chopper gun application) provide the highest quality corrosion resistant laminates and the most extended possible service life. Whether it is a washer vat, pre-retention tube, tank, absorber, or any other piece of equipment requiring an FRP corrosion barrier or structural reinforcement, Kenway Composites has the equipment and experience to restore your aging equipment. See our “Field Linings” sell sheet for case histories.
Kenway personnel specialize in the onsite installation of new and replacement tanks. We can transport and install hand -aid or filament-wound tanks exceeding 20 feet in diameter and any height. Our extensive quality assurance program provides the on-site assembly to meet or exceed the same standards as the shop-fabricated vessel. Whether working with the on-site contractor or adding turnkey service, Kenway has a history of “squeezing” large tanks into small places. Examples include: replacing a 21’x14’0” vessel then the access was only 8’x10,’ and the headroom clearance was under 15’0”; or building and installing (3) 9’x20’ tanks more economically than the 316L stainless steel alternative.
Purchasing your piping/duct system from a high-quality manufacturer such as Kenway is only the first step in acquiring a low maintenance FRP piping/duct system. By selecting Kenway Composites project managers to engineer the installation (including field measurements and hanger systems) and our field service technicians to complete the field wraps, assures that the installed system meets or exceeds the quality of the components delivered to the site. Kenway personnel can work with your onsite contractor and engineer or provide turnkey project management from design to start-up. See our “Piping Projects” sell sheet for case histories.
Whether installing an FRP nozzle on an existing pipeline, modifying a tank, adding accessories to an FRP hood or cover, Kenway personnel can assist in the design and completion of your project.
Examples of our services include:
- The On-the-Run Installation: A New England power plant was having problems with its cooling water system and needed additional gauges installed to assess the situation. Kenway Corporation coordinated a (1) man installation crew with a contractor who specialized in “hot taps” so that a series of 2”Ø flanged connections could be installed and the drilled out while the 40 psi system remained fully operational.
- Tank Modification: After a process upgrade a customer realized that their existing tank was not sufficient to support the volume of product required. Furthermore, they had just completed a host of expensive piping modifications and did not want to disturb the lower 4’0” of the vessel. While the tank could not be increased in height, Kenway Corporation proceeded to design a vessel modification that included a 7’Ø to 12’Ø conical transition and then 8’0” of new 12’Ø straight wall and dome top. Complicating matters was that these components needed to fit through an 8’0”x10’0” door in the building before they could be brought to the tank site. Before building the components, Kenway Corporation ran through a broad range of design considerations and completed a detailed Finite Element Analysis to identify the critical load areas. Once the components were complete Kenway’s Corporation expert field service crews completed the demolition and new assembly, assuring that installation met or exceeded the specifications.
- Washer Hood Additions: After modifying their process, a pulp mill customer realized they needed to add doors, move lights and change their shower pipe sequencing on an existing bleach washer line. After gathering all the required field measurements, Kenway manufactured all necessary components, including low infiltration splash shields, gasketed doors, and light/window brackets and frames, so that the new equipment could be installed during the facility’s maintenance outage.
Kenway understands that when equipment fails, an immediate response is necessary. Our project management team and field service crews are available 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week for whenever you need emergency repairs completed. Consider our Pulp and Paper customer in South Carolina who called on a Friday morning and had just broken a 24”Ø stock line and was in the process of shutting down their system. That afternoon Kenway had personnel on an airplane, and late that evening they were assessing the extent of the required repairs even before operations personnel could let them have access to the repair site. By the end of the following day, the mill was up-and-running, and by the next week, Kenway had submitted a report that included an assessment of the existing piping system and recommendations so that the situation did not occur again. Whether piping, tanks, or other FRP equipment call on Kenway Composites for immediate response.