Recent Work

REBL works with clients in the oil & gas, petrochemical, waste incineration, metals, and materials industries. The following are some of the industries and projects that we have worked on, contact us to find out about our expertise in your specific sector.

Refractories QA Inspection

REBL provided refractories quality assurance inspection services during the plant turnaround for the plant sulfur recovery units and various heaters throughout the plant. REBL was a part of the quality assurance team for the major projects group for coker, sulfur and hydrogen reforming projects.

Refractories Engineering Consulting Services

Refractory technical expertise and refractory quality assurance inspection services provided to project field engineers, integrity, QA and RFO (Ready for Operations) groups. REBL also provided on-site QC testing of the pre-qualification and installation samples through its site-based mobile testing laboratory.

Sulfur Plant Shutdown

REBL participated in a sulfur plant shutdown in order to improve the existing design in the reaction furnace, waste heat boiler, incinerators, convectors, and reactors as well as checker wall design in the reaction furnace. Material improvements in design were made.

OSB Plant Emergency Shutdown

REBL was a key factor in the emergency shutdown of an OSB plant’s energy system in assessing repair scope and in the subsequent inspection of the installation to assure proper installation procedures and aiding in assuring a planned budget.

Refractory Design Work for Refinery

For this refinery, refractory design work involved heaters, entire sulphur plant upgrades, as well as coker calciner modifications. REBL was on-site daily during major plant shutdowns, co-ordinating all quality assurance and inspection work involving refractories, ensuring correct execution of design changes and making evaluations and recommendations for refractory upgrades and refractory maintenance.

Turnaround QA Inspections

REBL provided QA inspection services during the plant turnaround These were intensive turnarounds which required work in many areas of the plant. We were part of the team that included client inspection personnel and a client Refractory Engineer that carried out initial inspections then prepared work scope for turnarounds. REBL QA personnel then followed all repairs from tear-out to dry-out of the refractories and prepared extensive documentation for entire turnaround. Pre-qualification of personnel and materials was also carried out. Pre-qualification and installation samples of refractory materials were tested at REBL’s Alberta laboratory.

Refractories Repair, Including Work Scope, Monitoring and Documenting

Inspected all the refractory lined units in the plant including heaters. REBL prepared all repair work scopes, liaised with the refractory contractor and monitored their progress then documented all repairs. The final report included the original repair recommendations, repair summaries and future repair recommendations. Quality Control samples witnessed by REBL and taken by the contractor were tested at REBL’s British Columbia laboratory.

Refractory Capital Work Project

REBL participated in the removal of reactor and stripper units and all associated piping and replaced it with a new unit. The flue gas line from the regenerator was entirely replaced, as well as various new equipment installations into the existing regenerator. On-going redesign work involving the refractory was necessary and provided to the engineering group by REBL. During shutdown REBL provided not only Capital work inspection but the normal maintenance shutdown inspection along with refractory contractor scrutiny and co-ordination as well as on-site material laboratory testing, quality assurance during material installation, management reporting, and repair documentation.

Regenerator and Cyclone Replacement

REBL reviewed all design changes and made recommendations for refractory design. The project involved a regenerator and cyclone replacement. A new reactor was installed and new reactor riser line. REBL was involved prior to shut down at vendor shops to provide Quality Assurance and inspection services as well as on-site during installation providing re-design support for any last minute design modifications required for a smooth and successful installation.

REBL attended the entire plant shut down and coordinated implementation of design changes, made refractory evaluations and recommendations for refractory maintenance in all areas of the plant, as well as all quality assurance work involving refractories.

Refractory Installation Inspection

REBL was a key factor in the emergency shutdown of an OSB plant’s energy system, in assessing repair scope, in the subsequent inspection of the installation to assure proper installation procedures, and aiding in assuring a planned budget