As a major gasoline marketer in the U.S., BP offers high-quality fuels on which American consumers have come to rely. Every day, BP sells 50 million gallons to our valued consumers via more than 7,100 BP-branded retail locations across the United States.
In Spring 2018, BP scheduled a turnaround requiring a 4-week plant outage to perform maintenance work on the Coker Furnace and the Amine Stripper Tower. IPS was hired to manage the turn-around project and performed over 28,000 man-hours during this time. Staff included over 50 craft per shift and 16 management staff including general foremen, project managers, superintendents, time keepers, clerks, QA/QC, safety, and document control. Crafts included pipefitters, electricians, boilermakers, carpenters, operators, and laborers.
The Scope of Work involved replacement of 9 Cr furnace tubes, weld overlay of convection tubes, foul condensate piping replacement, stripper tower tray replacement, and miscellaneous piping upgrade packages. IPS was responsible for electrical and scaffolding support services as well as full QA/QC services including all NDE inspection, testing, and development of system turnover packages.
In addition to successfully supporting BP in their turnaround programs, IPS regularly performs capital and maintenance projects in the refinery, tank farms, and terminal areas. IPS has multi-trade team dedicated to serving BP’s needs on a daily basis.