Machining Services for Oil Refineries
Oil refineries are necessary to transform crude oil into gasoline. What’s more, numerous products used in our everyday lives come from oil, including things like plastic, tires, synthetic fibers, and crayons. At Hydro Blind Solutions, we rent and sell oil refinery piping products and provide the custom machining services you need to operate your facility safely.
Our company is based in Port Arthur, Texas, but we ship products worldwide to facilitate our customers’ needs, no matter where they’re located. We proudly manufacture all of our products in-house, with 24-hour call-out services available to get your order shipped as soon as possible. Our product offerings for crude oil refineries include:
Refinery Product Rentals:
Refinery Product Sales:
- Blind flanges
- Paddle/slip/spade blinds
- Figure-eight/spectacle blinds
- Vented paddle blinds
- Flange stud bolts
- Spiral wound gaskets
- Forged steel plugs
- Threaded reducing bushings
- Ball valves
- Pipe nipples
- Plugs with lanyards
Custom Machining Services for Oil Refineries:
- Drilling and tapping
- Reducing flanges
- Refacing/flat-facing flanges
- Taper boring flanges
- Custom pipe nipples
- Oxyfuel cutting
- And more
How Does Oil Refining Work?
Crude oil is a useful starting point for many different kinds of products because it contains hydrocarbons. These molecules consist of hydrogen and carbon and come in various lengths and structures. The problem is crude oil contains hundreds of different hydrocarbons, which must be separated to become useful products in daily life. This is what refining is all about.
Oil refineries separate the hydrocarbons in crude oil via distillation, chemical processing, blending, and other treatments. The end products include petroleum gas, kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricating oil, and more. While sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar are becoming popular these days, the demand for products made from oil isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.
The Importance of Hydrostatic Testing in Oil Refineries
A hydrostatic test, also called a hydro-test, involves pressurizing oil refinery equipment to verify system integrity and detect possible leaks. Hydrostatic testing is required by law for safety and environmental reasons. If any problems are discovered during a test, a repair can be made before any damaged pipes fail catastrophically.
To conduct a hydro-test, a portion of the piping must be cut off from the rest of the system. That’s where isolation piping products from Hydro Blind Solutions come in. Our blind flanges, paddle blinds, spectacle blinds, and vented paddle blinds can help you conduct the required testing and keep your oil refinery running smoothly.
Request Refinery Services From Hydro Blind Solutions
With over 40 years of combined industry experience, you can trust our knowledgeable team to deliver the sales, rentals, or custom machining services you need to operate your oil refinery. No matter what products you need, turn to us for fast, worldwide shipping and excellent customer service.