STEP has released a new white paper, featuring a range of case studies from its work maintaining and upgrading vessels and offshore platforms.
STEP 1 – Situation: arrived onboard chemical vessel in southern Spain to inspect boiler – view through the burner opening quickly revealed that the furnace had sagged from the sides; furnace shell, bottom tube plate and waterside boiler tubes had been ripped and melted due to lack of water.
STEP 2 – Challenge: vessel was given six month delivery period of new boiler supply by manufacture, meaning that ship would be off hire during prolonged period. To fabricate new furnace shell plate, waterside tube plate and replace all boiler tubes within time charter plan.
For more information, and to download the white paper, click here.