Resting on laurels and using traditional equipment and procedures are commonplace among oil and gas contractors. Operating expenses associated with research and development coupled with a reluctance towards change generally reduces the time and money spent on innovation. As a result of poor thirdparty service offerings facility owners are generally subjected to inherited liability. At no fault of their own capital, turnaround, and maintenance projects commonly surpassing budget, extending schedule, and expose their workforce to unnecessary safety risks. So, when PBF Energy’s Martinez refinery, producer of 157,00 barrels-per-day and one of the most complex refineries in the United States (Nelson Complexity Index of 16.1), put out an RFQ for on-site heat treatment applications for two coke drums during their 2021 DCU Maintenance Pit Stop Outage, Superheat knew we needed to provide one of our latest innovations to make the project an outstanding success. With a reinvention of the traditional flexible ceramic pad heater using the integration of magnets the Superheat MagneMat™ was born. Bobby Wilkes, Field Maintenance Supervisor and key principle for PBF during the outage said, “Superheat used their new magnetic heaters, they were a huge success, and I was really impressed with the maneuverability”.
Superheat recently had the opportunity to further leverage the Superheat SmartCenter™ and Edmonton's project team on a large Capital Energy Project within the last year. Superheat is tremendously proud of all parties involved, specifically Edmonton’s Management Team & Workforce, as they continue to succeed and bring Better.Safer.Faster heat treatment that exceeds the client's satisfaction.
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In Q4 of 2020, the Superheat Fort McMurray division completed a Large Coker Project in Western Canada. The group is proud of their success, and the project had many highlights, some of which being eliminating 3,300 man-power hours due to the Superheat SmartCenter and on-site labour management, 70% mobilization/demobilization cost savings due to the large local technician pool, and had a success rate of 100% (related to the number of welds that did not require rework or re-fire due to error).
The Fort McMurray division is poised, eager, and well planned for 2021 - they look forward to working with you! To read more about the project's success please click the image below.
At Superheat, our core values focus on minimizing risk, improving quality, reducing costs, and saving time while advancing heat treatment services for the newly evolved digital marketplace. Due to the standing order of the current economic landscape, as a result of COVID-19, the margin for error has become nonexistent as cost overruns and schedule backlogs result in greater catastrophic impacts. Therefore, when an international contractor in Abu Dhabi required the world leader in heat treatment to service their DRP Units 1 and 2 Solution Annealing needs they called upon Superheat to implement our advanced heat treatment services and digital applications. However, the global pandemic intensified, and travel restrictions broadened, eliminating the traditional method of positioning Superheat Project Managers and Field Technicians directly to the clients work site. Superheat and their innovative thinking prevailed by understanding and identifying the true needs of the client and applying dynamic solutions that aligned with the current economic and environmental circumstances.
Our vision at Superheat is to remain the industry’s leading on-site heat treatment service provider. We have pioneered and revolutionized industrial onsite heat treatment by integrating emerging communication technology and equipment advancements with unique and innovative software solutions to provide a patented Superheat SmartWay™ service that consistently exceeds expectations. Congruently, our highly trained and qualified employees have dedicated themselves to operational excellence and are committed to providing the highest quality products and customer service. Our dedication to excellence recently paid dividends for Chevron El Segundo Refinery who required immediate line thaw and other applicable onsite heat treatment services. By committing to technology and investing in personnel our patented process effectively reduced costs, saved time, minimized risk, and improved quality for all disciplines and at each stage of the project.
At Superheat, we believe Advancing Heat Treatment™ is more than just a catchy tagline. With innovative and technological advances, we strive to shift the ideology of what is possible within the industry. Superheat recently united one of the most accredited petrochemical producers, Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex (NMC), with Superheat SmartWay™, our patented approach to onsite heat treatment. As a result, Superheat received two awards for Execution Excellence during our contributions to the overall turnaround project. Shell Norco mentions, “Ownership by Superheat management and craft was outstanding during execution”.
Superheat provided heat treatment for a large refinery determined to stay on budget & on schedule after a poor experience with a previous contractor. Using innovative technology, Superheat was able to get the project back on schedule while saving the company 40% on labor costs.
A nuclear facility recently needed aid on heat treating various components within a containment area. Using Superheat SmartWay™, the client was able to reduce the time contractors spent in the containment area to ZERO for multiple 15-hour heat treatment cycle duration's.
Superheat was founded on the principles of a safer and more efficient way to provide on-site heat treatment services. Today, Superheat is leading the heat treatment industry by integrating emerging communication technology, equipment advancements, and innovative software solutions. Through our Superheat SmartWay™ approach, control of your heat treatment process is consistent at all levels. Superheat manages on-site quality via remote monitoring technology, eliminating the need for non-productive monitoring personnel on the job site. This, in turn, reduces on-site labor requirements by up to 40% while mitigating safety concerns.