Project: Kwinana Nickel Refinery, Supply of Nitrogen Receiver

Client: BHP Billiton, Western Australia

Completed: June, 2017

Project Highlights:

  • Engineering and equipment supply under one roof with reduced interface thus saving time
  • Total fabrication tonnage 60 tons with 50mm shell plates and 63mm dished end plates
  • Fabrication was completed on time within 5 months of Contract award and the equipment arrived on-site before the required delivery date
  • Approval of Worksafe and Department of Mines & Petroleum (DMP)
  • Fabrication at our facilities located in Baroda, India
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment to AS4458
  • Manufacturing documentation (MDR) in compliance with AS 1210 and AS 3990
  • Vessel underwent full Radiography and additionally Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic testing

Project Description:

BHP Billiton required a new unit Nitrogen Receiver vessel for its’ Kwinana Nickel Refinery.

Access Petrotec took up the challenge and delivered the fabricated and tested Autoclave in a record time of 5 months to BHP Billiton’s nominated freight forwarder in India.

Project Deliverables

Detailed Engineering Design
Access Petrotec carried out detailed engineering design in compliance with the latest AS 1210 standards. A third party verification was carried out to check Access Petrotec design calculations and then the design was registered with WorkSafe, Australia.

Fabrication and Supply of Equipment
Fabrication of receiver was carried out at our ISO 9001 facilities in Baroda, India in compliance with AS1210 and AS4458.

Vessel Fabrication

Post Weld Heat Treatment

Manufacturing Data Records (MDR) of both vessels were prepared in compliance with AS1210 and AS4458 and BHP Billiton Standards for registration with Department of Mine & Petroleum (DMP).