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276" ID, 120' Long Crude Vacuum Tower


Hooper Welding provided complete design and manufacture of its largest diameter vessel to date in 2005, when it constructed the 276” ID Crude Vacuum Tower. The tower was over 120 feet in length and construction took 12 months from receipt of material to construct the 1.25” thick SA516-70 and 317L Clad Tower.

Hooper Welding provided full value service by not only manufacturing and testing this vacuum tower to ASME Section VIII, Division 1, but by coordinating the complete logistics plan. The plan involved specialized truck transport through Oakville to the Bronte Harbour, where special arrangements were made to load to barge.

A spud barge was used to secure the loading and the tie-down was completed in one day. From load out to delivery at the customer’s dock side, took 7 days to complete.

Hooper Welding not only lived up to the challenge of manufacturing a complex tower, but delivered a quality product to the customer’s door.


Crude Vacuum Tower
Crude Vacuum Tower
Crude Vacuum Tower
Crude Vacuum Tower
Crude Vacuum Tower
Crude Vacuum Tower

(June-01-2010)