A major petroleum company in Secunda recognises Valve Hospital (Pty) Ltd for exceptional work done

Valve Hospital is a specialist company that provides engineering solutions for Valve Refurbishment, Steam Traps and Steam Tracing. In 2020, the petroleum company awarded a contract to Valve Hospital as a service provider to execute the repair, maintenance and replacement of Steam Traps and Steam Tracing on site.

After the September 2021 shut, Valve Hospital was delighted to receive an unsolicited email from the petroleum company. According to the petroleum company , Valve Hospital “installations was done in a very neat and professional way” and “The new installations is much better that the previous installations”. They were highly appreciative that the Valve Hospital site supervisors were “always available for plant walks and to provide feedback on the job status when required. His feedback was always clear and concise and he remained friendly even when anxiety levels increased as the shutdown progressed.”

To contextualise the scale of the first part of the job over 2 weeks at Unit 018 Phase 2 Sulphur Separator steam and condensate system:

DescriptionQuantity
Installation 3” Steam supply manifold with flanged 1” gate valves11 Supply points
Installation 2” Condensate return manifold with steam traps and blow off valves and drain line12 Return points
Installation ¾” instrument tubing and all fittings and brackets required to steam supply points and from drainage points to respective supply and return manifolds150 Meters
Installation ½” instrument tubing and all fittings required from previously installed steam traps to drain points.120 Meters
Installation ball valves on jump over supply points for better steam supply regulation 
Installation new jump over lines on double jacket product lines 

To contextualise the scale of the second part of the job over 2 weeks at Unit 219 Vacuum tank GX-2 Sulphur Granulator:

DescriptionQuantity
Installation steam trap stations (ball valves, steam traps and steam trap connector blocks) for condensate drainage from different drainage points15
Installation ¾” instrument tubing and all fittings required from steam supply points and from drainage points to respective supply and return valves on equipment.132 Meters
Installation ½” instrument tubing and all fittings required between respective supply and drain points.60 Meters
Installation ball valves on jump over supply points for better steam supply regulation. 
Installation of new jump over lines on double jacket product lines. 

It is well known that this petroleum company has exceptionally high standards in all aspects of its business operations. Their uncompromising company policies and SOP’s demand that those standards are met and even exceeded by their partners. So, to have received such incredibly positive feedback and recognition for a job well done from their team; we want to roar Success! Success! Success!

During the September 2021 shut, the Valve Hospital team worked in conjunction with the petroleum company. The two companies worked exceptionally well together to achieve these phenomenal relationship goals. The two parties worked seamlessly with the willingness to collaborate and to share information critical to success. Even in tense situations the Valve Hospital team was easy to deal with on a day-to-day basis and the relationship is based on trust.

The Valve Hospital team is motivated now more than ever, to work on the relationship and so that the petroleum company’s team will continue to see us as a solutions partner and not just as an external party.