UC Irvine Boiler Tube Replacement

PROBLEM: UC Irvine has a number of steam boilers that serve as a backup to their cogeneration plant.  A number of years ago, they had another contractor retube one of the boilers.  (Read more…)

Brine Concentrator Repair

Located just north of Los Angeles, there is a Detention Center with a Cogeneration Power Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant operated by Los Angeles County. The Wastewater Treatment plant has a 40 foot tall Brine Concentrator used to recover the wastewater as distillate for process use by the facility.

The Brine Concentrator process is very corrosive and the original 316 stainless steel shell needed constant repair work to keep the unit operational. (Read more…)

Firetube Boiler Tubesheet Repair

A Hartford Steam Boiler inspector conducting a routine annual inspection found the boiler was leaking, had illegal non-code welding, and a damaged tube sheet. He needed a reputable code shop with extensive pressure vessel repair expertise to consult with. Hartford Steam Boiler and its customer turned to Heat Transfer Solutions for help. (Read more…)

Emergency Repair at a University

When a major University in Southern California needed help with emergency repairs of their air-cooled radiator, they reached out to Jeff Welton at Heat Transfer Solutions. As the same firm that engineered it’s Central Utility Plant, Heat Transfer Solutions offered a long history of first-class service and technical expertise. (Read more…)

Aerospace Heat Exchanger Repair

Heat Transfer Solutions was approached by a leading aerospace company in need of some quick help. They needed a specialty weld on a high alloy material that their traditional service provider could not perform.

Once HTS removed the titanium sleeves from the head on the exchanger, it was determined that the inlet and outlet had severe corrosion damage. (Read more…)

LAX Boiler Tube Repair

A General Contractor who was working on the LAX International Terminal expansion was asked by the facility for help with leaking tubes in their D-Type boiler. The GC had worked with Heat Transfer Solutions in the past on a tank repair and knew where to go for mechanical equipment repair help. HTS boilermakers identified the leaking tubes and performed the repair.

Maritime Heat Exchanger Rebuild

A full service international maritime company had a fleet of tugboats with leaking heat exchangers and they could not determine what caused the failures. The heat exchangers used sea water for process cooling and installation environment was routinely covered in sea water. The maritime service company had taken the exchangers to a number of mechanical service companies that were unable to help before they were referred to Heat Transfer Solutions.