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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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NEWS & RESOURCES

Close Look Procurement A Close Look at Procurement and Procurement Services - Finding a great EPC firm is an integral part of completing a wide range of different industrial projects including new facilities construction, renovations, and routine maintenance. However, it is common for companies to get so fixated on an EPC firm’s experience and capabilities with regard to engineering and construction that they overlook or downplay the importance of the third piece of the EPC triad: procurement. In this article we’ll take a look at what procurement is, how it works, and what the benefits of great procurement services are. What Is Procurement? Procurement refers to the acquisition of goods and services […]
Turnaround Maintenance Common Turnaround Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Routine turnarounds are a fact of life at most industrial plants, factories, and refineries. It is during this time that day-to-day operations cease and important maintenance and service duties are carried out. Turnarounds are also expensive and potentially dangerous if handled incorrectly. Avoiding the following common mistakes will go a long way toward making your next industrial turnaround more successful. Financial Mistakes Too Much Cost Cutting – Turnarounds are extremely costly and it is prudent to attempt to keep costs as low as possible without damaging the success of the turnaround. However, too much cost cutting can backfire and result […]
process-engineering-bluepri 12 Things You Didn’t Know a Process Engineer Could Do - Individuals and companies who have never worked with a process engineer before may erroneously assume that process engineers deal only in theoretical work with no concrete application to industrial and commercial operations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Process engineers are highly trained experts capable of applying their expertise to an array of different industries and business models and improving the efficiency and profitability of those companies. Consider the following 12 things you may not have known a process engineer can do. Increase Product Output – For any industrial or manufacturing company a major area of concern will be […]

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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