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Supporting a Massive Ethylene Plant Expansion

While constructing a 1 million-tonne ethylene plant in Westlake, Louisiana, Chicago Bridge & Ironworks (CB&I) needed a reliable partner to custom manufacture an intricate piping/vessel support system. Delta’s (DMI) steel fabricators and machinists were up for the hefty challenge.

  • 395 Tons of Steel Consumed
  • 99% On-Time Shipments
  • 60k Shop Hours Worked

Project Overview

With under 11 months to complete the large volume of galvanized steel supports, proactive scheduling and logistics were crucial to staying on-time and under budget. Delta’s dedicated project team remained adaptive, accommodating several customer re-prioritizations within the timeline. Delta leveraged both of its manufacturing facilities to create the various support system components efficiently. Large batches of supports were fabricated and shipped off-site to be galvanized. Upon return, Delta assembled, inspected and packaged supports to make regularly scheduled deliveries.


Project Quick Facts

  • No recordable safety incidents occurred during the lengthy LACC project work due to focused supervisors and sharp craftsman.
  • Full understanding of the site needs and Delta’s manufacturing capabilities led to nearly all on-time shipments.
  • Accurate engineering and fabrication producing low rebuild and reject rates saving time and money.
Clamp-on Pipe Shoes
Bi-weekly Shipments
Bi-weekly Shipments
Pipe Supports by the Thousands
Vessel Supports
Vessel Supports

Project Highlights

Safety First
Zero safety incidents recorded during the nearly year-long project.
31,504 Products
Delta produced over 31,500 different steel products for the project.
Material Processing
57 different material processing machines were used in the project.
Machining & Forming
14 different pieces of equipment were used specifically for machining and forming.
Vessel Supports
Delta fabricated several large steel vessel supports, including cryogenic vessel supports.
Pipe Supports
Fabricated pipe supports include pipe clamps, pipe hangers, and pre-engineered supports.
Inline Testing
Inline test products included paddle blinds, paddle spacers, large diameter rings & spacers.
Structural supports and lifting devices were also provided.

Total Support Solution

Understanding that our clients often need assistance throughout various stages of their project’s life cycle, Delta has developed the necessary tools, experience, and resources to provide services critical to keeping our customers’ projects on track, on time and on budget. We like to refer to this collection of services as our Total Support Solution (TSS).

The information that is supplied with the delivery is exceptional. Better than any other pipe support fabricator that I have used in the past. Your team is very upfront and the communication coming from Delta is exceptional.

J.H. (John) Gorski
Site Material Manager, LACC / MEG

Delta’s Total Support Solution (TSS)

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