Skid Mounted Valves
WHAT IS A SKID MOUNTED EQUIPMENT?
The restricted space in chemical plants these days has many benefits. Compact gear can be precisely manufactured to provide limited geometrical outlines that make maximum useage of available space. The latest vessel design technology makes it possible for petroleum outfits and pumping stations to take up smaller serviceable areas without having to compromise rigidly regulated factors of safety. As a matter of fact, the design of pipelines and their installation is gradually going through a huge shift away from assembling these compact machineries on-site. Instead of this, the compact design principles taking shape right now is moving in the direction of a modular approach. Skid-mounted machinery and skid-mounted equipment that incorporate all required process equipment in one unified entity, are developing into the default solution for installation issues, in other words the local serviceable space is no longer a barrier for construction.
A skid-mounted process system is an assembly block inside a larger system, a less compact though no less important processing component within the ecosystem. Soon there will be a day when the step-by-step expansion of a chemical factory or petroleum processing plant is history, and growth of the processing system no longer happens with extreme slowness. With the skid-mounted equipment systems, we would no longer have the logistics of assigning work teams to put together the infrastructure this week and get in a different team to heat exchangers and weld pipes in place the next work batch. Instead of that, skid-mounted design allows us to move to block-based or modular construction approach. Each vessel and component is welded right in place at the plant, evaluated and tested right within this controlled setting, and then packed up for transportation. Somewhat like having the keys to a "system in a box," and the advantages of the approach are numerous.