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Industrial Air Cooling

a sector of Decometa nv

Engineering
Construction
Service and spares
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Quality
In the spirit of our founder Mr. F. Janssens favourite topics,
low tech becomes high tech when there is an improvement
of quality and an increase of production, our main goals
to improve the productivity through faster job turn arounds
meanwhile complying with ISO 9001 standards.

Quality plays indeed an important role within our organisation.


Decometa was the first company of its kind to be certified in
accordance to PED 97/23. Our air coolers, heat exchangers
and pressure vessel equipment meet with all national and
international standard codes.
Engineering Excellence
As a result of many years of field work and the efforts of an petrochemical and chemical process industries.
enthusiastic team of well trained and highly educated
engineers, Decometa has gained an extensive wealth of Decometa designs, manufactures and implements tailor made
experience in the design of pressure equipment and constructions to solve heat exchanger and air cooled heat
air cooled heat exchangers. exchangers problems, and to improve process plant efficiency.

Decometa offers global solutions for thermal The bulk of our projects include design improvements on air
and mechanical design, detailed engineering to cooled heat exchangers and shell and tube heat exchangers,
fabrication, testing and on-site assistance. efficiency improvements, revamping & debottlenecking existing
exchangers, air chilling and cleaning procedures of air cooled
We have shared thoughts and experience with all heat exchangers.
our customers to find the right exchanger for each
particular situation, no matter how difficult it might Decometa is committed to an ongoing research and
seem. development to continually improve product performance.

Decometa is in the position to evaluate and compare a variety of Our mechanical engineering group performs efficiently in
exchanger options from the preliminary design stage in order to house large scientific and technical calculations, 2D-3D drafting
select the best option for the customer. works, Finite Elements Analysis.

With over more than 50 years of experience in a wide range Mechanical engineering, structural engineering is
of applications, Decometa has developed a comprehensive performed in accordance to international standards
range of designs to cut plant processing costs by increasing as API661/ASME VIII Div1/ TEMA/ AD2000/
the performance of heat exchangers in worlds major oil, STOOMWEZEN RULES/ CODAP/ PED 97-23.

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M anufac t ur ing
Decometas factory (covered area of 7000 m on a total
surface of 28000 m) is located in Genk-Belgium. We
fabricate new equipment as well we repair and recondition
existing installations as shell and tube heat exchangers,
finned tube air-cooled heat exchangers, pressure vessels and
distillation columns for the chemical and petrochemical industries.

The workshops are equipped with the most modern facilities for proper
manufacturing and control such as:

Cutting machines (plasma cutting machines)


Various welding equipments for manual and automatic processes (Arc-
MIG-MAG-TIG-SAW-Weld-overlay.
Electronically controlled tube ends expanding machines
Fully automatic orbital GTAW tube ends welding machines
Finning machines (for CS fins)
Mobile cranes (capacity up to 35 tons) for field work
Preparation & forming equipment
Hydraulic plate rolls, guillotine, punching shears, profile plasma/gas
cutting equipment
Numerically controlled drilling/milling

Decometa produces a wide range of pressure equipment to 50 tonnes per unit. We


work in a wide range of metals from carbon steel to high alloy steels. The selection
of materials can be normal steel, stainless, CuNi, CuZn or high quality material like
duplex, super duplex or Titanium.

Our in house design


Pressure vessels
Shell & tube heat exchangers
Air cooled heat exchangers and condensers
Air receivers
Blow down and flash vessels, distilling
columns, flairs, stacks
Pipe work fabrication
Diverse structural steel

Spare Parts
We will deliver all spare parts:

Headers
Complete inter exchangeable
bundles
Rotating equipment; fans, shafts,
transmission trains, shockswitches
Plugs, gaskets, nozzles
Projects
Besides Decometas modern workshop, our project teams are also
able to perform a diversity of on-site assemblies within the sector
of industrial piping, general maintenance up to turn key projects of
upgrades, revamping and debottlenecking projects.

Staff is the primary resource of a professional practise. A dedicated


core staff is supplemented by retained contract staff when required.
In carrying out projects for clients, a detailed working knowledge
of various E.N. and ASME standards are incorporated within our
ISO 9001 procedures and applied.

A project leader will follow-up the process, manufacturing


and erection on site from the beginning to the end, ensuring
the maximum optimisation and assuming all the time the
responsibility.

Due to the companys open organisation structure, the direct


management of Decometa guarantees a high quality product and a top-
notch service.

All our employees have been educated in accordance to VCA safety


rules.

Petrochemical and chemical industry has been for many years


the crucial field of decometas activities. We have designed,
fabricated many facilities in this field for well known leading
companies.
A udit s - Per for m anc e Optimisation
Audits, within the sector of Air cooled heat Exchangers, are required to improve
the process performance and reliability of our air cooled system. Decometa
has the expertise to identify areas in your industrial air cooling process where
improvements can be made.

The source of an air cooled heat exchanger failure or poor performance can
start on the designer drafting board. The way the installation is manufactured,
installed and overhauled can contribute to the performance condition of
the machine. The user may not have control over these steps; however
understanding of the potential problems can lead to future changes.

Our assessment program will help improving the equipment performance and
reliability. The maintenance costs and energy usage can also be reduced.

Our assessment program will help improving the equipment performance and reliability. The maintenance costs and energy
usage can also be reduced.

The process condition of the air cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) will be audited with the help of additional techniques for
airflow measurements, pressure drop readings, strobe analyses and thermographs. Simulations of the cooling or condensation
process will be performed with use of in house developed software programs with our own extended and optimized database for
calculating the air side pressure loss.
Audit Deliverables & Services
))The main goal is to improve overall performances and efficiency of air cooled heat
exchangers. Air cooled heat exchangers can be subject of loss in performance
due to many factors as fluid and airside mal-distribution, fouling, mechanical
problems and many others...

We deliver you assistance to solve your problems in improving the functioning
and the performance of your installation. Upgrading is the right choice without the
need of expensive investments in order to reach higher performances comparing to
the actual ones of your installation.

))Our projects start up with the screening the actual condition of the clients air cooled
heat exchanger with the aim to find a solution for improvement or dbottlenecking.

))We find the most profitable and advantageous solution for upgrading the clients
installation. Thermo graphical audit on
process flow distribution
))By implementing our technical solution within the respect of noise levels and vibrations
levels, the utilization of the clients installation will be maximized, resulting in very short
terms of pay back and within crystal clear described operation conditions to prevent
future operational problems.

))Inventory of the equipment and description of the problems


99 Computer aided simulations of the existing process
99 Thermal calculations and process flow distribution analyses (CFD) Fan upgrade and balancing

))On site measurements of:


99 air flow, process flow and heat transfer
99 vibrations heat distribution with thermographs
99 noise
))Recommendation for improvement
99 Heat and energy recovery
99 Process flow distribution
99 Cleaning and maintenance procedures.
))Implementation of the upgrades and debottlenecking.

Noise level detection

Airflow measurement
Vibration analyses
To minimise the duration and cost of site assembly activities, Decometa designs the bulk of its projects for
modular transportation.

Slingerweg 39
Industrieterrein Genk-Zuid
Zone 12a
3600 Genk - Belgium

tel.: +32 (0)89 32.28.40


fax: +32 (0)89 35.17.12

www.decometa.com
info@decometa.com