Inlet Nozzle Replacement

Location: Joffre Chemical Complex

Client: Nova Chemicals

Through Nova’s vessel integrity program they noticed metal loss in the radius of the outlet piping on two shell & tube exchanged head nozzles. They requested Aspire Energy Resources Inc. to replace the outlet nozzles and change the location of the PSV inlet location on the nozzle. These repairs were on a tight dead line as they needed to be completed during a turnaround. Aspire’s responsibilities included ABSA registration, design and fabrication of a specialty blind flange for the hydro test, nozzle repair, hydrotest, and external coating. The repair required exacting tolerances because the head had to fit back in the original location.

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