Hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company Logan Industries (Logan) has announced it is offering marine scrubber repair and servicing at its new Pressure Vessel Heat Exchanger (PVHEX) facility in Hempstead, Texas.
According to Logan, the new PVHEX facility, which has been designed and engineered to produce scrubbers for the petrochemical, marine, ocean transport, chemical and nuclear industries, has been instrumental in growing the business applications of Dutch sister company Verolme. This growth, says Logan, has enabled the company to offer an independent service for scrubber repair and services, and overboard piping solutions across North America for the first time.
Verolme provides an in-house designed and manufactured Verolme Modified Alloy overboard pipe with diffuser, including a connector piece in the same material as the ship’s hull. The ‘critical’ transition weld is protected with several layers of alloy overlay, which Logan says can perform in the most severe corrosive environments.
‘Keeping our customers out of the dry-dock is our primary objective and a corroded or improperly prepared overboard water discharge pipe has the potential to land a vessel in the dockyard,’ said Dean Carey, Technical Director, Logan Industries. ‘Serving as a scrubber manufacturer with in-house expertise in material selection for the scrubber systems, spools and discharge piping, allows Logan to support our clients with a range of options for permanent and lasting solutions.’
The manufacture of the Class-approved alloy discharge pipe will be performed in the PVHEX facility by qualified and certified alloy welders working as part of Logan’s scrubber manufacturing team. The work onboard the vessel - the positioning of the pipe, full- penetration weld and NDT [non-destructive testing] - will be performed by Logan’s field team.