Petroleum,Chemicals & Mining Company Ltd,
(Previously Known as Saudi Binladin Group -PCM Division)     

Catalyst Handling

Catalyst handling is one of the most specialized areas of activity in the industrial environment, as catalysts must be safely and efficiently removed and loaded/reloaded, in order to minimize the often expensive downtimes. With over experience in the field of catalyst handling that goes as far back as 1996, PCMC prides itself on being a reliable and quality-driven partner.

Through a wide array of specialized equipment and dedicated team of professional inert entry professionals, PCMC provides services that focus on work in inert and toxic atmospheres with particular application in catalyst handling and related activities during plant shutdowns. We have performed catalyst change-outs operating under normal and inert atmospheres on a wide variety of reactors such as: Methanol Converters, Ammonia Converters, Sulfur Converters, Primary Reformers, Platformers, CCR, Tubular Reactors, Gas Dryers, and others.

Our Catalyst Handling Services include:

  • Isolation / blinding of equipment
  • Removal / Installation of internals
  • Vacuum unloading / gravity unloading of catalyst & support materials
  • Catalyst Skimming
  • Pre-bagging / pre-socking and screening of catalyst
  • Dense loading / sock loading
  • Video Inspection and Pressure Drop Testing of tube

Heat Treatment

Packing over 15 years of experience in Heat Treatment services, PCMC is widely known as one of the top players in the field.. The elite force of specialized engineers and qualified technicians in Post Weld Heat Treatment Engineering, tagged with a strong knowledge in metallurgy and material, contribute to our goal of becoming the first choice for all heat treatment solution.

Our on-site pre heat and post weld heat treatment services cater to all main industry sectors including but not limited to General Engineering Fabrication, Power Generation and Distribution, Petrochemical Plants, and Refineries, while also covering Offshore/Marine locations. PCMC has provided heat treatment services for facilities having container diameters of 12.5 mm to 16,500 mm, with average thickness ranging from 4mm to 240 mm.

Some of the Heat Treatment Services and Procedures we have catered for include:

  • Pre-heating & post-heating
  • Stress Relieving (SR) & Intermediate Stress Relieving
  • Normalizing, Solution Annealing, and Water Quenching
  • Tempering, Step Cooling, and Drying of Refractory Material.
  • Electrical and Gas/Oil Fired Heat Treatment Services:
    • Local PWHT for Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks, and Pipes
    • Preheating
    • Local Electrical Resistance Heating
    • Internal Firing by Gas or Oil
    • Furnaces including Electrical, Oil Firing, and Gas Firing

Equipment Sales & Rental

With an arsenal that exceeds 400 specialized heavy equipments today, PCMC is well known for catering to its own needs and supplying the industrial contracting market with light and heavy equipments that serve all stages of civil and industrial construction jobs. When required, PCMC is also able to deploy some of our highly trained operators who can handle all levels of normal equipment operation and maintenance.

From the latest models of earth moving equipments such as Loaders, Dump Trucks, Graders and Excavators, to lifting equipment like Cranes, Forklifts, and Light Tools & Tackles, PCMC works with the most renowned third party inspection/accreditation firms to have our equipments and operators certified and ready to contribute their services to our industry.

In the highly critical field of refinery maintenance, PCMC have acquired state of the art equipment from Hydrojetting machines to Bundle Pullers and Carriers. Our catalyst change-out unit is supported by a wide range of specialized equipment such as Vacuum Truck Supersuckers.

Even with a short time frame or rush/emergency jobs, mobilization and demobilization becomes an easy task as PCMC has an impressive lineup of over 50 Light and Heavy Trucks. Shifting of loads can be accommodated from 4 to 100 tons weight capacity by the company's newest models of trucks.

Finally, for plant modification, pipe replacement ,and fabrication works, PCMC boasts a myriad of Welding Machines and Accessories operated by our well versed and certified welders.


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