In this post I’m doing my best to help our customers understand what pipe means to us and what it doesn’t mean to us.
First off, please don’t take offense to what I’m pointing out. I mean no disrespect for whatever industry you work in.
We should get something straight. In conversations at the ILTA Conference as well as a phone conversation I had with a prospective customer yesterday.
For some reason those who work in the, lets say, environmental, air compression, gas compressor station construction seem to think that pipe for that industry is somehow different from, say, the petrochemical industry or the power industry. NOT!
Process pipe is just that, process pipe. We weld within the parameters of ASME code or API 1104 or API 1104M. Our welding procedures are submitted to our customers customer for review and approval. Once that’s done, we’re off and running.
Whether your project is for a compressor station, tank terminal, petrochemical plant or any other industrial application the same spec’s and codes apply. Each customer you have may want something a little different, but overall, things stay pretty consistent.
So, when we say we fabricate process pipe for heavy industrial and EPC contractors, that’s what we mean.
I realize some of what I’ve said might offend some of you reading this. That was and is not my intent. My intent is to explain how we look at your project in light of the industry you have chosen to work in.
Let’s see if I can explain it another way. Years ago I worked with a company that fabricated large and small ASME code vessels. I worked with them for just about 20 years and attended more meetings than I’d care to mention. With that said, I was always asked if we could build this size vessel. My answer was always the same, Yes. We had built some that I could deliver in the back of my pickup truck and once we built one for a plant that was 13′ of x 210′ tall and weighed somewhere around 250 tons.
Now, the reason I’m telling you this is because that company built ASME code vessels, no matter if it was for a refinery or petrochemical plant or for offshore platforms. They’re all ASME Code vessels. I used to call them BRT’s and LRT’s. Continue reading, I’ll tell you what that means down the line.
So the same thing is working here. Process pipe is carbon steel, stainless steel, chrome, low temp, all for reasons engineers have determined would handle the product properly. For our purposes it really doesn’t matter if you’re moving raw crude oil, peanut oil, bio diesel, gas, ethanol, refrigerant, natural gas, LNG, NGL’s, acids, or just about anything else you can work with. You give us the specifications to fabricate your process pipe too, we take it from there.
Again, all that said, we fabricate process pipe and the structural steel that supports it, even if that’s a modular design or just skid mounted.
If we were involved with the process parameters, I could understand why you may ask, have you fabricated pipe that went into power plants before? Or you may ask, have you fabricated pipe that went into a refinery, or plastic’s plant, or, you think of an industry and fill in the blank.
We’re here to help your company be as profitable as it can be. We’re a resource to be drawn on like you’d reach into your tool box for your best liked wrench. We’re here to assist your Project Manager make his project as cost effective as it can be. We realize the Project Manager has the fiduciary responsibility of his project. If he makes money, enough of a percentage for his company he gets to keep his job. If he doesn’t make enough profit, his days are numbered. We get that, so we do our best to help every Project Manager keep his project profitable. We can be a project managers best friend. We assist with delivery schedule changes or interruptions. We deal with material that doesn’t arrive on time and help you figure out what’s the best approach from this point forward. We keep his/her priority of delivered pipe to the job site on schedule. We communicate with the installation supervisor to find out how they’re going to install what we’re sending so we can load that pipe on the truck in the order and the way he can most efficiently off load and install it. We tag and bag everything with color codes, and tags that have all the information anyone should need to determine where that piece goes from which drawing. And our list of “value” added services is a long list, longer than needs to be on this blog. Call me to discuss, 337-354-6560, on my cell.
Our companies main objective is to assist you in being the most profitable company you can be using our service. This attitude gets us the next job as well as help you get your next award. We can help you build the best relationship with your customer one project at a time.
Ok, now I’ll tell you what BRT’s and LRT’s are. Are you ready? Big round things and little round things.
What you use the pipe we fabricate for is of no consequence to us. All we have to do is fabricate it according to the specifications you give us from your customers and anything you want in addition to that. We’ll take care of it from there.
Please give us a call, 337-685-2585 to discuss how we can be your partner in success.