CASE STUDIES

View our library of combustion case studies to learn how to make your plants more reliable, efficient and safe!

Testing & Inspections

Large Complex Safety Program Increases Safety, Fuel & Operations Efficiency

An automotive manufacturer began an extremely focused safety program for all gas-fired equipment used in space heating and hot water production at their complex of office and research facilities housing more than 10,000 employees within 2,000,000 sq. ft of property. Since most sites were not conducting testing of safety shut-off valves, safety relief valves, interlocks, or establishing consistent checklists or procedures, the risk of an event was high.

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Explosion Leads to Creation of Best-in-Class Safety Program

A global manufacturer of paper and building materials had a minor explosion at one of their Southern U.S. plants. CEC Combustion Safety was contacted to test and inspect the site of the event, which lead to an investigation that highlighted numerous gaps in equipment, personnel and NFPA 86 (standard for ovens and furnaces) compliance across all sites.

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Gas Explosion Stuns Packaging Giant

A Fortune 500 packaged foods company experienced a devastating and deadly explosion during the installation and commissioning of new combustion equipment. The explosion killed 6 people, sent over 70 people to the hospital, damaged 100,000 square feet of the plant and released 18,000 pounds of ammonia into the atmosphere.

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Engineering Services

Superb Efficiencies Create Tremendous Speed to Value from Boiler Control Upgrade

Noticing an ongoing reduction in efficiency due to unreliable combustion systems on their dryers and boilers, a large ethanol producer and operator in the Mid-West U.S. contacted HCS to help upgrade the control systems on multiple pieces of their equipment.

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Explosion Sparks Industry-Leading Corporate Inspection & Training Program

A multinational automaker had a large boiler explosion that resulted in loss of life, injury and extensive damage. As corporate leadership as well as governing agencies sought to prevent such tragedies from occurring again, a mandate was imposed company-wide to utilize a third-party vendor to provide training at all plants, as well as to inspect every boiler at all of their North American facilities for the next 3 years.

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Gas Hazards Management

Natural Gas Training Guides a University to Safety During Conversion Project

A large Northeastern U.S. University and their entire city were converting from fuel oil #2 to natural gas to reduce fuel costs. The university invested millions of dollars to commission a brand new powerhouse and hired an engineering firm to install all new piping, burners and combustion management systems in preparation for the change. Keeping safety as his number one priority, the Facilities Director sought out training for his entire crew since no one had ever used natural gas or the new equipment.

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Safe Gas Conversion Project Planning Saves Time and Money for Multi-site Corporation

A leading producer of corrugated, packaging and recycling solutions keeps safety as a top priority. After reading an article from Honeywell Combustion Safety online, facility leaders contacted HCS inquiring about a line breaking permit. After extensive discussions with HCS’s Gas Hazards Management Group, it was decided that HCS’s expertise was required to complete the upcoming gas conversion project safely.

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Training

Natural Gas Training Guides a University to Safety During Conversion Project

A large Northeastern U.S. University and their entire city were converting from fuel oil #2 to natural gas to reduce fuel costs. The university invested millions of dollars to commission a brand new powerhouse and hired an engineering firm to install all new piping, burners and combustion management systems in preparation for the change. Keeping safety as his number one priority, the Facilities Director sought out training for his entire crew since no one had ever used natural gas or the new equipment.

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Explosion Drives Creation of Corporate Training Program

A leading producer of steel in the United States, Canada and Europe had a furnace explode at their Northeastern U.S. facility. The explosion damaged process equipment and injured numerous people; drawing corporate’s attention towards safety for their entire operations.

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