Kiln Fabrication & Field Installation
Petersen Inc. fabricated a 22’ L x 13’ Dia kiln section which was installed in two 11’ sections and included the straights, filler bars, shims, shim keepers, pad keepers and segmented retainer bands. Petersen Inc. millwrights replaced the feed end of the kiln dryer which included removing the 22’ section of a 60’ long kiln, replacing it with the new sections. This included a tire patch section with riding ring, replacing the trunions and all internal lifters. Field crews were required to replace the new portion in 3 sections due to the tight quarters and very limited access. Maneuverability of kiln was accomplished with chain falls from a mobile trolley that Petersen Inc. installed for this purpose. Installation was completed in a shut-down, 24 hrs./day with a 5-day window. Coordination was critical working with OCI facilities group as well as other contractors on-site.