Glacier Energy Services is a market leader in the design and manufacture, repair and refurbishment of process equipment, including heat exchangers and pressure vessels.
Glacier provides solutions across the design and manufacture, repair and refurbishment, and maintenance of heat exchangers, radiators, coolers pressure vessels and columns for industry.
Glacier’s heat exchanger business was formed with the acquisition of Ross Offshore in 2013, quicjlky succeeded by MSL Heat Transfer the following year. The business has continued to grow its capabilities and expertise, further strengthened in 2018 through the acquisition of Aberdeen Radiators, bringing added expertise in the servicing, installation and repair of radiators, heat exchangers and coolers; and Whiteley Read Engineering, adding the design and manufacture of pressure vessels and columns to its portfolio.
Glacier operates globally through its international partners located in the Caspian region, and can service the needs of customers across a range of industries, the team works across the industrial spectrum, from oil and gas exploration and production, downstream refineries and petrochemical providers to the power generation, marine and general engineering sectors.
Glacier delivers full project management and consultancy, including work pack preparation; offshore shutdown and intervention support; onshore and offshore site survey and reporting. Our technicians are available on call 24/7 to provide management support on or offshore.
Customers can benefit from Glacier’s ability to deliver its services as part of an integrated workscopes, reducing time required offshore/onsite whilst delivering engineered solutions to meet specific requirements. In addition, the team offers mechanical services such as valve change outs, bolting scopes through the use of MJI qualified technicians.
Glacier holds certification to ISO 9001/14001/18001 alongside BS EN 3834, standards & approvals we routinely work to include:
- PED – 2014/68/EU
- ASME VIII
- API 660
- API 661
- ASME PCC-1
Glacier has demonstrable experience working with a vast range of material:
- Incoloy 825
- Inconel 625
- 22% Cr Duplex
- 25% Cr Super Duplex
- Explosion bonded material
- CRA cladding
- Copper alloys
International Oil Company
Refurbishment of an E6 final stage high pressure gas cooler due to historic crevice corrosion at inlet gas pass. Glacier’s heat exchanger team carried out a full refurbishment of the gas cooler.
Complete deconstruction of tube bundle followed by a technical survey on both tube sheets, where the tube holes were found to be outside TEMA tolerances. Glacier proposed and procured a new forged shell side tube sheet to replace the oil tube sheet to rectify the issues. Weld overlay was supplied on the new tube plate with C22 Hastelloy.
Mid way through the process, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) review was carried out and presented it to Glacier for review. It was recommended that the flow was redirected through the baffle plate. Due to the pressure differential in the cooler, Glacier carried out a finite element analysis (FEA) and proposed a design modification that would redirect cooling water via the high temperature inlet pass at the tube plate. The full work was completed within 16 weeks and in schedule, ensuring the integrity of the platform with minimal disturbance.
Oil & Gas
Birmingham & Aberdeen, UK
A new pipeline was being installed from the Kittiwake platform to onshore, with a requirement for a PIG launcher and receiver.
Design & manufacture of a high pressure PIG launcher and receiver, designed in accordance with PD5500.
Delivery of a quality project, with zero defects in welding work with 100% radiography and UT. Application of phased array NDT for nozzle welds too thick to be covered by radiography and UT.
Unit in need of overhaul as inefficient on site. Unit leaking and needing plugged. Quick turnaround required as unit need for production on site.
Strip, tested, plugged, restored flange facing, reassembled and tested.
Additional scope was added to include flange facing and plugging of tubes with Glacier identifying that flange facings needing machined to restore flange integrity.
Remanufacture of a feed effluent shell & tube heat exchanger in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU module G in harmony with design codes.
Thermal design study of the heat exchanger due to no data sheet being available. Following this a full mechanical design was carried out to code, a 3D model was created using solidworks design package and a full new set of drawings completed for manufacture.
The project presented technical challenges in terms of a low operating temperature and sour service conditions, this required that all materials and welding had to undergo additional destructive testing to meet the required standards.