The scope of the project included dismantling and replacement of the existing ejector, installation of a vacuum pump at a height of 20 meters, installation of all required piping, commissioning, and PGTR of the complete system. With a 21-day refinery shutdown window in which they could work, installation & commissioning proved to be one of the biggest challenges faced by the project team. Despite this, Nash India accepted the challenge and deployed a project team of 50 resources, comprising of 2 Nash engineers from India, 3 from China, and a site contractor team managed by Nash India.
The team worked 24 hours a day seven days a week to complete all the activities as per the contract, and successfully handed over the system to BPCL in April 2017, at the end of the 21 day shutdown window. Following several months of operation, BPCL released the performance test. The PGTR report states that BPCL is pleased with the system performance, specifically noting that “overall system steam consumption is lower than guaranteed”.
The Nash team’s professional approach and project handing skills were highly appreciated by BPCL, and officially recognized during the company’s 2017 Premium Vendor Meet. Acting as a trade meet and workshop where BPCL shares their future visions and plans, the Premium Vendor Meet also provides BCPL with the opportunity to recognize extraordinary efforts provided by premium vendors. During the event the effort of the Gardner Denver Nash team was recognized by BPCL and presented with the 2017 award for “Best On Time Supplies For Project”. Mr. Anil Kamath, General Manager – Nash India, was present to accept the award on behalf of Gardner Denver Nash.