Chemical Manufacturing

Petroleum Refining

Hold your next project to the world’s highest standard

Petroleum refining operations are brutal on process vessel linings. In a refinery’s heater system where operating temps can reach almost 2,000°F, thermal shock and temperature cycling can put a huge strain on vessel lining systems. Stacks, flares, flue gas ducts and transfer lines also demand careful lining consideration and construction.

Southwest Refractory engineers, installers and project managers understand every aspect of crude oil processing and refining. From the way hydrogen-rich vapors affect brick conductivity to foreseeing how potential mechanical movement could impact liner deterioration, our customers get some of the world’s leading experts on the job.

This dedication to the world’s highest standards is apparent in every installation, starting with our robust engineering package. In-house SWR engineers specialize in these systems, providing thermal profiling and extensive technical specifications. Every installation is performed with unyielding construction quality by some of the most highly trained craftsman in the business.

With tight project planning and management, and strong communication, we deliver great work while making turnaround deadlines stress-free. No matter what the state of your vessel, we deliver an exceptional installation on time and on budget. You can expect the same standards in fireproofing, masonry and other projects.

What You Get
  • Engineering support above and beyond other providers
  • Exceptional standards of construction craftsmanship
  • Commitment to work closely with your team and others
  • Strong project planning and management for smooth execution
  • Proven safety performance across hundreds of projects
  • Heaters
  • Reactors
  • Boilers
  • Reformers
  • Stacks
  • Flares
  • Kilns
  • Pipe Racks
  • Pre-Heaters
  • Sulfur Recovery Units (SRUs)