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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

Can Engineering Consulting Services Really Improve Facility Efficiency Can Engineering Consulting Services Really Improve Facility Efficiency? - Increasing efficiency is a primary goal for businesses of all sizes and industry backgrounds. When a company reaches its operational and financial goals without wasting enormous sums of money, it is said to be efficient. Whether the excess money is spent on personnel issues or useless equipment, inefficiency has the potential to decrease profits and bottleneck production. In order to combat inefficiency, industrial companies around the world have turned to engineering consulting companies for guidance. What is a Bottleneck and How Does it Impact Efficiency? When marbles are placed in a bottle, some of the marbles can escape through the […]
Understanding the Importance of Project Management Project Management’s Importance for Industrial Projects - Whether or not an industrial project is successful is largely dependent on the competency of its managers. In order for any project to excel or achieve its intended goal, it must be managed properly. Successful managers must be aware of even the smallest details, as well as the impact they will have on the project itself. These are not the only key elements of successful management; read the following information to learn what it takes to be an effective project manager. Thorough Planning Successful management always starts with successful planning. Before beginning a large-scale industrial project, the management staff should […]
Geography Affect EPC The Affects Geography Has on EPC - The vast amounts of natural resources located in and around the Gulf Coast have led Texas and Louisiana to become one of the most prominent industrial regions of the country. These resources supply the area with a number of benefits, but there are specific challenges that this region of the country faces on a regular basis. If an industrial company wishes to remain prosperous in Louisiana and Texas, it must possess an in-depth understanding of the area. Here are some geographic issues that have the ability to affect EPC in the Gulf Coast. Site and Shoring Work The construction process […]

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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