When Sunoco Refinery entered into a consent decree with USEPA in 2006 it agreed to modify its Naphtha process. IPS was chosen as the General Contractor to perform the Naphtha Simplification project.
IPS was responsible for the installation of all the new equipment, which included numerous pumps, vessels, fin fan exchanger and shell/tube heat exchangers. In addition to the new equipment, and existing reactor was refurbished and a new catalyst was installed. An existing heater was demolished and replaced. Scope included removal of existing heater, installation of burners, burner piping/management system, heater instrumentation, process piping and electrical. Along with the new equipment, IPS was responsible for all of the site preparation, foundations and structural steel.
This project allowed the refinery to expand its ability to process the light end portion of crude and install an additional Naphtha hydrotreater. This increased refinery production of gasoline and jet fuel.
IPS assigned an onsite safety manager to oversee all safety aspects and ensure proper procedures were followed when working within the safety regulations of the refinery. Work was completed on time and with zero safety incidents.