One of the world’s largest oil and gas field facilities made fireproof with Graco’s XM PFP
MultiCorr provides protective coating, tank cleaning, insulation, welding and maintenance work services in the oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan.
Tenghiz, a region of Kazakhstan, possesses one of the world's largest oil fields discovered in recent history. Tenghiz Field covers an area of 2,500 km², which also includes a smaller Korolev field and exploratory prospects. Recoverable crude oil reserves from Tengiz and Korolev oil fields combined have been estimated at 6 to 9 billion barrels (950 x 106 to 1,400 x 160m³).
Passive Fire Protection (PFP) plays a crucial role in the safe design of modern oil, gas and petrochemical installations for asset owners. MultiCorr wanted to enter this lucrative business sector as a PFP applicator for various asset owners in Kazakhstan.
Complete ratio assurance with total job accountability
MultiCorr's owner, Mr Gabit Utkelbayev, consulted his material supplier and local Graco distributor, Gateway, for the requirements to enter this market. After reviewing all the mechanical PFP rigs on offer in the market, Gabit opted to invest in Graco’s XM PFP. “After studying the old design of mechanical machines, MultiCorr did not want to be a ‘me-too’ company, Utkelbayev says. "We wanted to be the first intumescent applicator in Kazakhstan who could offer our current and future customers complete ratio assurance with total job accountability – something Graco’s equipment gives us with its reporting features."
PERSONAL APPLICATION AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING
Before starting the on-site application, MultiCorr underwent intense applicator training from material supplier International Paints. The distributor, Gateway, trained MultiCorr’s applicators on the use and maintenance of the XM PFP together with Graco personnel.
The operators perceived the XM PFP’s ADM (Advanced Display Module) as very easy to understand. Mr Galibekov, MultiCorr's Paint Site Supervisor, said: “My cell phone is more difficult to understand than this machine’s display! We understood its operation and learned its functions very quickly".
The Chartek products (Chartek 1709 / Chartek 7) were successfully tested with the XM PFP, meeting the required equipment standards set out in the Chartek application manuals and the International Paint Application Engineers and Certifiers.
The XM PFP puts MultiCorr in a position to offer various local and foreign asset owners in Kazakhstan the peace of mind that their intumescent applications will be as specified, but also within requested project deadlines.
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