Logan Industries (Logan), a hydraulic repair, manufacturing, and rental company, has opened a new pressure vessel heat exchanger (PVHEX) facility in Hempstead, Texas. With more than 50,000 sq.ft. (4645 m2) of covered workspace, the new facility enables Logan to manufacture, test, certify, and stamp high-end alloy vessels.
The PVHEX facility is custom designed and engineered to produce exotic metal pressure vessels, heat exchangers and scrubbers for the petrochemical, chemical, marine, ocean transport, and nuclear industries.
The building includes several pairs of 40-ton (36-tonne) bridge cranes, with specially engineered crane supports enabling lifts of up to 80 tons (72 tonnes). A reinforced foundation supports water testing of the largest vessels and a positive pressure workspace with its own closed-circuit ventilation system controls air-borne contaminants in the manufacture of exotic metal fabrications.
Logan will initially service the customers of Dutch sister company, Verolme, a long-time manufacturer of PVHEX, eliminating transit times from Europe to its US customers. The new facility also enables additional high alloy ASME type products to be produced in the United States.
An additional sister company, Schelde Exotech, also based in The Netherlands, will work with Logan and Verolme. Together, the three companies will each be able to manufacture high-end, exotic alloy pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and scrubbers according to the companies’ various skill sets, experience, and workload.