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PLANTS NEED INFRASTRUCTURE

POLARIS ENGINEERING + CONSTRUCTION
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INDUSTRIAL GROWTH
IS BUILT WITH FABRICATION

POLARIS CONSTRUCTION
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MAINTENANCE AND TURNAROUNDS

SAFETY FIRST, PERFORMANCE DRIVEN
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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

Polaris offers complete engineering services. From the front end development of conceptual projects to detailed design, our licensed professional engineers provide industrial experience in process engineering, mechanical, civil, structural, instrumentation, electrical, control and automation.
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INDUSTRIAL FABRICATION

Polaris is serious about quality turnkey fabrication. We have a fabrication shop with 47,000 square feet of workspace and excellent access to major roadways, with the potential for railway access. We have earned ASME’s U, R, and S stamps, and continually strive to meet and exceed all of the fabrication needs of our clients.
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FIELD
CONSTRUCTION

Polaris is a licensed, experienced contractor able to work on an assortment of important projects including heavy industrial, commercial, and boiler installation. We are fully insured and licensed for work in LA and TX. Our on-staff supervisors are experienced in all major construction disciplines.
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INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

Polaris offers comprehensive industrial maintenance services. We undertake all minor or major maintenance tasks including: routine servicing and maintenance, repairs, installations, upgrades, retrofits, turnarounds, and emergency outages. We’re committed to keeping industrial facilities operating at peak performance.
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POWER GENERATION

As environmental concerns rise and discussions about sustainable energy solutions proliferate two highly effective power systems come to the fore: distributed power generation (DG) and combined heat and power systems (CHP or cogeneration).
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NEWS & RESOURCES

Combined Heat and Power Systems Are Great for a Company’s Bottom Line Combined Heat and Power Systems Are Great for a Company’s Bottom Line - If you operate a commercial, industrial, or manufacturing business, you are almost certainly always vigilantly monitoring the profitability of your business. Through efficiency, good management, and eliminating waste, you keep your costs low. One of the biggest costs in commercial and industrial facilities is often the costs associated with process heat or even simply heating and cooling the facility itself. One great way to manage your costs is to install a combined heat and power system, also known as a CHP. What Is CHP? Combined heat and power systems work together to simultaneously produce power while also trapping and utilizing […]
Spending Your Maintenance Budget Wisely with Engineering Consulting Spending Your Maintenance Budget Wisely with Engineering Consulting - When your building is ready for an upgrade, it can be difficult to prioritize the areas that need updating the most. Knowing how to wisely allocate your budget in order to streamline processes and improve daily operations equips your business for growth and success long-term. Working with an engineering consulting firm provides unique access to expert guidance, helping you transform your workspace. Whether it’s new equipment, large-scale renovations, or process improvement strategies, working with a consulting firm like Polaris helps you spend your budget more wisely while investing in the future success of your company. Why Work With an Engineering […]
Strong Construction Management Yields More Efficient Projects Strong Construction Management Yields More Efficient Projects - Construction management includes the planning, coordination and oversight of a residential, civil, industrial, or commercial project from the design phase through completion. Strong construction management can yield more efficient projects and reduce the number of issues faced along the way. Early utilization of a construction manager can ensure that the design group, owner and contractor work together as a team toward a unified goal. Throughout the project managers like those at Polaris work to communicate with and coordinate the efforts of the owner, architect, subcontractors and inspectors to ensure the project is completed within budget and according to schedule. They […]

PROJECTS

  • Vac Unit Additions

    Problem With crude feed slates becoming heavier over time, the client’s capabilities of recovering diesel and atmospheric gas oil became limited with the existing Atmospheric Crude Distillation Towers. As a result they were not able to recover a small portion of diesel and large portion of Atmospheric Gas Oil from the Atmospheric Tower Bottoms (ATB). Thus, these products were downgraded to No. 6 Oil. Solution Polaris proposed the design of a Vacuum Distillation Tower that would not only recover the Diesel Cut and Atmospheric Gas Oil, but also increase Gas Oil yields further to meet Low Sulfur Vacuum Gas Oil […]

  • ULSD Compliance Project

    Problem To comply with the EPA mandated low sulfur standard for highway diesel, refiners are now required to meet a 15 ppmw sulfur specification on diesel sold into this market. To produce ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), high severity diesel hydrotreating technologies are required. These processes require a significant supply of hydrogen. In order to enter into the ULSD market, the client would need not only a process unit capable of producing ULSD specifications, but also an economical hydrogen source to supply the unit. Solution Polaris proposed a plant expansion design that would give the refiner ULSD production capability and […]

  • Refinery Refurbishment

    Problem A small Gulf Coast refinery had been dormant for over 4 years. The infrastructure, as well as the main processing units, had fallen into disrepair. The new ownership desired to run a different feedstock as well as different product slate than ever had been produced from the refinery. Solution Polaris Engineering provided designs for refurbishing the refinery as well as modifying the processing equipment to produce the new product slate. Polaris Construction provided fabrication, field services, and general contracting to perform the complete refurbishment of the plant. In seven months, the plant went from being dormant to producing on-spec […]

  • Refinery Emergency Design

    Problem A large Midwest refinery suffered a severe fire in the single crude unit that would render the crude unit out of service for nine months. The refinery called in Polaris Engineering to figure out how to run the plant without the crude unit. Solution Polaris Engineering evaluated the plant and provided a design to utilize existing equipment within the plant in completely new services to process crude. The design was completed in less than one week and passed through HAZOP and Corporate review without any modifications. The revamp cost $10MM and allowed the plant to operate at the designed […]

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TESTIMONIALS

On behalf of the Southern Ionics Carlyss, LA Facility, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the successful completion of the Alum Continuous Flow to WR Grace Project. This project was a vital step in the future growth of our Company. Polaris’s ability to provide Engineering, Fabrication, and Construction services is truly an integral part to this growth. We look forward to teaming with Polaris for many more years and projects to come.
Lanty Wylie (Maintenance Coordinator)

Southern Ionics Carlyss

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