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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

Fabrication Company Checklist for Selecting a Fabrication Company - If you are in need of a fabrication company, you don’t want to settle for just the first result your search engine gives you. You want to select the right business for your needs. While the first company you find may have an excellent reputation for bulk orders, that won’t help you if need a single structure. Use this checklist to help you find the right fabrication company. 1. Sufficient Experience Regardless of the company’s age, the professionals doing the work should have years of experience under their belts. Experienced professionals will already know about regulations, industry standards and building […]
Relief System Relief System Evaluations and the Role Engineers Play - A relief system is a depressurizing system that releases gas during emergency situations. The process can be controlled through manual manipulation, a piping system, or pressurized vessel from an automatic pressure relief valve. The gas is released to the atmosphere to relieve anything above the maximum allowable working pressure. The relief system may include: Flashback protection Collection piping Relief device A gas outlet At Polaris, we take into account the likelihood of hydrate formation and freezing during high-pressure atmospheric releases for industrial facilities by incorporating methods to depressurize the pressure vessels during an emergency shutdown. The depressuring system control valves […]
Operations and Maintenance The Operations and Maintenance Needs of Industrial Facilities - Operations and maintenance (O&M) combine to encompass the broad spectrum of services required to ensure performance of the functions for which a facility was designed and constructed. O&M are the decisions and actions regarding the control and upkeep of property and equipment as a plant cannot function at peak efficiency without proper maintenance. This includes measures directed toward scheduling, procedures, and systems control. It also covers optimization and execution of preventive, scheduled, routine, unscheduled, and predictive efforts intended to prevent equipment decline or failure. The goal here at Polaris is increasing your safety, reliability, and efficiency. Fundamental Metrics for Ensuring […]

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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