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Mechanical Services & Solutions

BlueFin’s Mechanical Solutions span life-of-field processes that demand mechanical attention, starting with the exploration and development phase and extending through production, maintenance, transmission, storage, and decommissioning completion.

This life-of-field orientation also requires skill set qualification. BlueFin manages this standardization through extensive training and measurement, which is reinforced by our QMS and ISO certification. This solid commitment to Quality Assurance and Control enables our company to have an equal footing in the critical-need areas of service execution, resource maintenance and employee development.

Inline Isolation

Inline Isolation Tool

Inline Isolation

The traditional way of isolating a flowline, is to install numerous blind and skillet flanges, as well as utilizing air movers, to clear the flowline of harmful vapors. When utilizing air movers, you aren’t always able to control where the vapors go once released to the atmosphere. Wind direction plays a major part in this process.

Enter the inline isolation tool. A LO/TO, as well as double block and bleed are established. The tool is placed into the flowline, upstream of where the hot work is to be performed.

A set of seals are energized by compression bolts, or hydraulically actuated, which forms an impermeable seal between the tool and the ID of the flowline. Water, or other medium, is then inserted into the annulus of the tool, and pressurized to ensure an adequate seal.

The pressure is then monitored via a gauge to ensure continued integrity of the seal. The vapors are then allowed to pass through the isolation tool via a hose, and released to the atmosphere downwind from the hot work. This allows you to have complete control of where the vapors are released.

Inline Isolation

This same tool can be moved forward, once the hot work has been completed. The welded seam is positioned between the seals on the tool. The seals are energized, test medium is pressured up in the annulus, and pressure is monitored testing the integrity of the weld seam. This is typically achieved via a certified gauge.


Applications

  • Flowlines
  • Pipelines

Resources

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industrial bolting

Controlled Industrial Bolting

Connection integrity operations reflect several industry titles: hot bolting, hydraulic bolting, hydraulic torquing, and controlled bolting, to name a few. Regardless of the service title one is familiar with, hydraulic bolting is a controlled process that remains to be a vital need for oil and gas operations. The safe production, transportation, processing, storing and refining of carbon energy demands connection integrity assurance.

BlueFin’s expertise in controlled bolting allows measurement and monitoring of parameters such as bolting relaxation, gasket creep, direct load loss and reduction of friction variables. BlueFin applies this skill set to every job, understanding that each purchase order demands various bolting needs—from single flange installations, hot bolting maintenance, shut-in or turn-around programs, to EPIC projects and commissioning needs.


Solutions

  • Bolt Torquing
  • Hot & Online Bolting
  • Flange Management
  • Nut Splitting & Stud Removal

Applications

  • Pipelines
  • Midstream Facilities & Stations
  • Processing | Petrochemical | Refining | LNG
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Fabrication & Structural Assets
  • Wellhead & Tree Assemblies
  • Blow Out Preventers
  • Crane Pedestals & Booms

cold cutting, field machining

Cold Cutting & Field Machining

Today’s oil and gas industry demands safe, secure, complete omission from flames and sparks. This sensitivity creates a barrier to success that transcends routine torch applications. Additional complications arise for operators such as hot work permits, compressed job schedules, long-term planning, and SIM OPS. Cold-cutting split frame lathe machines perform beyond these constraints and deliver safe execution of precise end-preparation. Furthermore, the split frame technology becomes a tool of choice for clearance and minimal space needs as well, which are routine occurrences in many plant facilities.

BlueFin also provides field-machining services for the upstream, midstream, processing, and petro chemical markets. In many circumstances critical executions demand immediate and onsite attention such as in structural components that cannot be transported away from the work site. In such instances cutting and beveling, counter boring, and flange refacing technology is critical. BlueFin understands this critical-need alternative and responds by leveraging our cross-trained technicians and innovative equipment supported by a strong management bench with engineering capability.


Solutions

  • Cold Cutting & Beveling
  • Flange Re-facing
  • Counter boring

Applications

  • Pipelines
  • Midstream Facilities & Stations
  • Processing | Petrochemical | Refining | LNG
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Fabrication & Structural Assets
  • Caisson Structures

Resources

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industrial cutting

Industrial Cutting Technologies

BlueFin’s mechanical division provides vital industrial cutting technologies required to complete the decommissioning and removal of structural assets. Our cutting services span a range of applications—from depleted offshore oil and gas wells, platform structures, and subsea pipelines to highly sensitive HCA pipeline SOW’s that require abandonment and replacement tasks.


Solutions

  • Slot Recovery
  • Casing Drilling and Cutting
  • Caisson Cutting
  • Pipeline Cutting

Applications

  • Well Casings
  • Platform Caissons
  • Subsea & Onshore Pipelines

Resources


spark free tooling

Spark Free Tooling

Today’s economic sensitive work schedules demand technologies that deliver a response without schedule extensions or additional cost factors. Operators also require technical competency that execute project tasks with minimal or no shut down time. Most importantly, this technical function must transcend all health, safety and environmental standards in order to protect people, resources and the natural environment. Spark free tooling meets this challenge.

Through partnership agreements with alliance distributors, BlueFin specializes in delivering unique cold work technologies. This leap of engineering contains specific metallurgic properties that enable safe, spark free omissions during surface preparation and cutting tasks. Hot work permits and particular schedule constraints are no longer a hindrance.


Solutions

  • Deck Cutting
  • Caisson Cutting
  • Pipeline Cutting

Applications

Well Casings
Platform Caissons
Subsea & Onshore Pipelines

Resources

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Lacy Prioux

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