Production stop? What production stop?

process & energy

How do you replace a pipe bridge without planning a production stop? Nouryon (former AkzoNobel salt plant) in Hengelo asked us to take care of this challenge.

As many pipes and cables run across this existing bridge, we first made a 3D scan of it. In the design, the supporting structure of the new pipe bride was placed outside the existing bridge. With the help of the scan, we looked for room for the girders for supporting the pipes and cables. In this way, the new pipe bridge can be built first, before the old one is dismantled, so that the pipes and cables do not need to be decommissioned temporarily and a production stop can be prevented.