Phase 2 Amri-Valve Replacement Project
Kigtek are currently the principal contractors on a large scale valve replacement project for a major spirit production site in Scotland. The aim is to replace over 60 3port valves with over 120 2 port valves, as the current valves are obsolete. The project has four phases, the second being successfully completed over valentines weekend. As principal contractors, Kigtek worked with J&I Pipework Services for the mechanical works, Bray UK for specification and coordination of valves, and Kigtek electrical teams.
The customer specified a narrow weekend production shutdown window of two 12-hour night shift shutdowns in which the teams had to complete:
- Electrical and mechanical disconnection and removal of 12 existing 4 inch 3-port valves and associated pipework.
- Installation of new pipework and 22 Bray valves
- Final field end electrical and pneumatic terminations of new valves to allow connection to existing PCS7 control system via Siemens ET200 ISP control panels
- I/O testing of new control valves in an isolated environment.
- Completed water trials to ensure pipe integrity and spirit transfers to passivate the new pipework
- Production start-up support
Kigtek are also providing the CDM management of the project, liaising with client engineering services, permit writers and operations to keep them informed of progress.