A modular approach to Engineering and Manufacturing is one of Bold’s key differentiators. Modular equipment drastically reduces on location construction time and total scope, leading to significant savings versus a traditional unit comprised of multiple pieces of equipment requiring civil work and interconnecting piping. We saw the benefits of this methodology when our customer called us with a challenge.
The customer that contacted us provides clean fuel power solutions. Upon startup at one of their locations they began experiencing issues with their natural gas fuel source having excessive amounts of water saturated in the stream. This led to operational headaches and downtime. They contacted Bold around 7PM asking if we could provide a solution. After discussing the application and desired outcome, our B-DRY Modular 300MBtu/hr Glycol Dehydration Unit was determined to be the solution by our Engineering team.
As we began to establish the project timeline, the challenge only grew. When asked when the solution was needed by, the answer was “yesterday.” At 10PM all the disciplines from Operations met to divide responsibilities and execute planning the project. By 12AM logistics, construction equipment, lease crew, glycol initial fill, and project management had all been organized and confirmed for an 8AM pickup and a 10AM start of work.
At 10AM all parties were on location to complete our JSA and outline the scope of work and responsibilities for the day. Over the next 6 hours the dehydration unit was offloaded, assembled, filled with glycol, instrumentation and electronics were completed, and the unit was ready to be brought into service. The customer tied the unit into the facility and by the end of the day the unit was in service dehydrating the fuel gas stream to 2 lb H2O/MMSCF. In addition to meeting the required process conditions, the customer also had access to remote readings for all instrumentation on the unit. The outlet gas water content was measured and monitored continuously allowing the customer to ensure the unit was performing and they would not experience any additional operational challenges with the power generation unit.
The modular design was the key enabler for the execution of this project. If multiple trucks, cranes, and additional on location mechanical and civil work would have been required we could not have executed in less than a 24 hour period. When paired with flawless and safe execution from Operations the project was a tremendous success.
Our customer was grateful and impressed we were able to pull this project together overnight. We are grateful for partners like them challenging us and placing their trust in Bold to help them provide solutions and solve problems, regardless of how insurmountable they might seem.