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Skid Frame Case Study

Technical situation:

Abbfab Services were approached to fabricate a skid frame base unit, all interconnecting pipework and mount various items of free-issue equipment as well as all the electrical and instrumentation pipework onto the frame to result in a 'turn key' package for export to Korea, the client also requested that as a condition of the contract a function test of the unit be undertaken in our works prior to shipping.

Our solution:

Working closely with the client from the commencement of the contract, the base frame was constructed from structural section and all lifting points underwent full Non-Destructive Examination to ensure the integrity of the welds and lifting attachments.

The clients free issue equipment was delivered to our works and held in a secure area, to be withdrawn when required for fitting onto the base frame. Regular meetings were held with the client to address issues that arose during construction to ensure that no snags were encountered with the final product, this close working relationship also allowed for alteration and amendment of the skid frame unit with the minimum of incurred extra costs.

All interconnecting pipework underwent full NDE examination and hydraulic proof testing prior to final painting and installation on the unit.

Abbfab Services engaged the services of one of their sub-contractors to complete all the electrical installation work on the unit, again with close liaison with the client to ensure that the installation went smoothly and was completed on time and on budget.

Upon completion of the project, the client conducted a full function test of the skid frame to ensure trouble free operation, prior to signing off in preparation for shipment.

Abbfab Services then arranged for low-loader transportation of this wide load to the docks for shipping to Korea.

A full documentation package was presented to the client upon completion of the project.

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