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Frontier Refining Cracking Unit Turnaround Project Matrix Service

Frontier Refining – Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Turnaround

Location: El Dorado, KS

In October 2008, Frontier Refining Company in El Dorado, Kansas, awarded Matrix Service the contract to execute a revamp and turnaround on their 40,000 barrel per day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) in the fall of 2009. On-site, preturnaround phase work began in April 2009, and all work was completed by November 2009.

The scope of work included replacement of (6) cyclone pairs, new top head and shell extension assembly regenerator, air grid, WGS components, new expansion joint, and reactor stripper section, piping, structural installation, and maintenance work. Matrix Service provided the engineering and fabrication for new components, piping, and structural steel, as well as project management and rigging engineering.

The turnaround phase began in October with a workforce of approximately 350 people utilizing two shifts per day, seven days per week, for about one month. Matrix Service provided the heavy lift cranes, rigging and lift plans, refractory, scaffolding, insulation, painting, and several smaller specialty services. The project was completed on schedule and within budget.

40000barrels
per day FCCU
6
cyclone pairs replaced
350
people hours

Scope of Work

  • Replacement of 6 cyclone pairs
  • New top head and shell extension assembly regenerator
  • Air grid
  • Expansion joint and reactor stripper section
  • Piping
  • Structural installation
  • Maintenance work

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Steve Kemper, P.E.
Phone: 281 204 2122
Email: stevekemper@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Gene Carter
Phone: 360 685 2030
Email: gcarter@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

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Kevin Gaskins
Phone: 918 359 8278
Email: kgaskins@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

Bevan Houston
Phone: 918 281 6036
Email: bevanhouston@matrixpdm.com

John Vick
Phone: 918 379 6315
Email: jvick@matrixservice.com

US
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 281 925 8394
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US Tanks and Turnarounds
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 360 685 2043
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Gene Carter
Phone: 360 685 2030
Email: gcarter@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
John Hart
Phone: 918 379 6328
Email: LBrewer@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 360 685 2043
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Kevin Durkin
Phone: 714 289 6612
Email: kdurkin@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

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