I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical Engineering MagazineChementator Briefs
PDH catalyst Last month, Clariant's Catalyst business (Munich, Germany; www.clariant.com)…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILESOLIDS PROCESSINGENGINEERING PRACTICEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUS
Focus on Pumps
Self-priming, liquid-ring pumps enable hygienic operation The CFS AS/ASH Series…
NEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment

Bilfinger supports expansion of the Fuchs Group

By Gerald Ondrey |

Bilfinger SE (Mannheim, Germany; www.bilfinger.com) has been commissioned by lubricant manufacturer Fuchs to install modern production equipment and piping systems at its new blending plant in Haninge near Stockholm. The Swedish Bilfinger team will weld approximately 15,000 welding joints between stainless- steel pipes, oil tanks, pumps, valves and other connecting pieces. Valued in the single-digit-million euro range, the work will be carried out by Bilfinger between July and December 2019. The contract comes under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line.

“We are supporting Fuchs Nordics to complete the installations in the cutting-edge new plant in Haninge,” says Duncan Hall, COO at Bilfinger. “The innovative stainless- steel piping system will generate substantial efficiency gains for our customer.”

Drawing on its expertise in meeting the exceptional technical challenge of welding pipes made from metal alloys, Bilfinger Industrial Services in Sweden will be installing the equipment and the piping systems. Around 40% of the pipes are to be pre-assembled at Bilfinger in Stenungsund, Sweden. This will make the on-site installation even more efficient.

Per Norgren, head of Supply Chain in the Nordics at Fuchs, says: “Thanks to Bilfinger, we can finalize installations on time and relocate as planned. Looking ahead, the state-of-the-art piping systems will let us produce different blends of lubricants even more efficiently and cost- effectively.”

The tanks at the new Fuchs plant will have dedicated pipes for raw materials to the blending units. This will reduce the amount of flushing and waste oil in the future. Since the systems consist of stainless-steel pipes, the laborious process of coating the carbon steel pipes used previously can additionally be dispensed with.

Related Content

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Quadruple Sensor Lifetime with a Retractable Housing
Minimizing Explosion Risk Where Other Solutions Cannot
Minimizing Corrosion with Fast, Robust Gas Analysis
Lower Measurement Point Costs with Automatic pH Sensor Cleaning
Reduce the Risk of Corrosion in Fertilizer Production

View More

Live chat by BoldChat