3 Confab Equipamentos Since its foundation in 1943, Confab Equipamentos has pursued constant innovation and improvement, ensuring its prominence among Brazilian companies. Confab Equipamentos produces equipment used in the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, steelmaking, pulp, energy and steam generation industries as well as in the infrastructure, engineering and construction segments. Confab Equipamentos mill, located in Pindamonhangaba, SP, has an annual production capacity exceeding 1 million man-hour/ year, and relies on modern laboratories for non-destructive, mechanical and chemical tests. The company has grown alongside the development of Brazilian national industry and has already participated in all Petrobras refineries projects with the supply and assembly of equipment. It has supplied equipment for Petrobras oil platforms, such as PRA-1, as well as for nuclear power plants in Angra dos Reis, RJ. Since its foundation, the company has supplied more than 1.2 million tons of equipment for the domestic industry. equipment UNIT Total area 904,239 m 2 Constructed area 54,316 m 2 Production capacity Maximum equipment volume over 1 million man-hour/year 50,000 tons per year
4 Materials and Welding Expertise Confab Equipamentos is qualified to meet the most demanding customer s technical requirements and construction codes for welding, thermal cutting, hot and cold forming, heat treatment and physiochemical/mechanical properties of materials. The extensive knowledge of its people in welding technologies and the use of the Welding Technical Center, located in its industrial mill, allow the company to develop and implement welding, forming and heat treatment procedures for materials such as carbon-manganese, chromium-molybdenum, chromium-molybdenum-vanadium, duplex and stainless steels, in addition to nickel and aluminum alloys, clad plates, materials for H2S jobs, materials for complex reactors (HDR/HDS) with step cooling, J. Factor and Bruscato requirements. Welding procedures are qualified pursuant to the applicable standards, such as: ASME SECTION IX AD-MERKBLATTER HP 2/1 AWS D1.1 NF A AWS D13.1 (rockets) ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5 API 1104 Petrobras standards Both planning and execution of welding non-destructive tests are conducted by highly qualified and certified people, in compliance with international codes and standards such as AWS (American Welding Society), Petrobras, IBQN (Instituto Brasileiro de Qualidade Nuclear) and FBTS (Fundação Brasileira de Tecnologia da Soldagem). q Welding of a reactor connection (CrMoV) by the SMAW process.
5 State-of-the-art Technology With leading technology processes, the company is able to meet the most severe and complex conditions of supply. Its industrial park meets both domestic and foreign technical codes and specifications, including some of the main manufacturing processes and equipment in the market: Thermal process for cutting (for example: oxyfuel and plasma), with CAD/CAM control edge mill and rotating cutter for V and J beveling, 12m length bending rolls machines: 150mm capacity at hot forming (700ºC) and 100mm at room temperature, maximum width of 4,100mm 6,000 and 1,500-tons capacity hydraulic presses automatic welding equipment (submerged arc, traditional and square wave), semi-automatic (FCAW / GMAW / TIG, orbital TIG and MIG/MAG) and SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) welding machines for membraned pipe panels for boilers machine for bending tubular panels furnaces for heat treatments (max 1,200ºC): internal furnace with capacity for 100 tons/ parts and external furnace with capacity for 300 tons, 20 meters in length, 8 meters in height and 10 meters in width vertical lathe for pieces of up to 160 tons, diameter up to 12m and height up to 5m universal milling machine floor type 200mm spindle, turning table 3x3m (60-tons) and 12m fixed table ton capacity overhead crane complete grit blasting and painting facilities non-destructive test equipment and facilities q External heat treatment furnace. p Bending roll machine 2,200 ton capacity. p Hydraulic press with 6,000 ton capacity (4.5m in height, 5m in width). t Heat treatment furnace.
6 Feed heater for the UN-REPAR delayed coker unit. u Services The company has complete infrastructure to provide specialized and innovative services to its customers, including the assembly of equipment and commissioning of industrial mills. integrated logistics, from supply to delivery of the product to the customer use of special software for complex calculations (thermal fatigue, finite elements) technical assistance equipment revamp and plant modernization own engineering: - basic: mechanic / process - detailing: utilization of materials, drawings and shipment lists - technical assistance, commissioning and start-up - after start-up services - use of softwares such as CAD, Inventor, Compress, PDMS, Microstation and HTRI, Aspen etc. Montagens Confab Montagens, a company 100% controlled by Confab Equipamentos, has proven experience in highly complex operations and has infrastructure to work in the assembly of mills and industrial systems in the turnkey modality. Offers, in total synergy with Confab Equipamentos, integrated solutions through management of all activities related to the supply of complete mills, be it planning, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, assembly, operational assistance and training, adding value to clients operations.
7 p High pressure gas storage vessels. Oil, Petrochemicals and Gas Confab Equipamentos is one of the leading Brazilian suppliers of equipment and in the refineries segment. liquid and gas storage equipment: - cylindrical and vertical reservoirs with fixed or floating/pontoon roofs - refrigerated or cryogenic reservoirs for liquefied gas storage - spherical or cylindrical pressurized vessels leader in the Brazilian market with over 200 storage spheres supplied solid and multiwall high pressure vessels and reactors -HDT / HDS process columns and trays petrochemical furnaces (hydrogen generator, feed heater, naphtha, etc.) chemical and petrochemical plants offshore equipment (nodes, piles, tubular products, diverse structures, templates (bajas), butts, etc.) heat exchangers metallic structures pioneer and sole manufacturer in Brazil of Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium (CrMoV) reactors, high complex material in welding and state-of-the-art processes for operations under severe pressure and temperature conditions q Reactor in Cromium-Molybdenun-Vanadium (CrMoV).
8 Pulp and Chemical Confab Equipamentos is the leading Brazilian supplier of Black Liquor Evaporation for pulp, with services ranging from research and project refinement, to installation of evaporation systems using HPD Veolia technology. LTV, FC, FF, MVR, BHR and LEC evaporators stripper columns methanol columns CRP (Chlorine Removal Process) draft tube crystallizers PIC crystallizers (Positive Internal Circulation) NCG systems boilers pressurized parts for chemical recovery boilers q Black Liquor Evaporator and NCG systems designed and supplied in turn-key regime through a technology partnership with HPD Veolia Water System.
9 p Precipitator system for alumina production, Alunorte- Pará, Brazil. Metallurgy and Mining The company has already supplied more than 40 thousand tons of equipment to aluminum and alumina mills in Brazil. equipment for the aluminum industry (alumina precipitators, evaporation systems, bauxite storage silos, electrolytic containers, gas treatment systems and others) blast furnaces blow-oxygen converters (BOF) direct reduction furnaces electric arc furnaces ladle-furnaces continuous carriage and preheating systems for scrap gas holder (gasometer) dust-removal systems hot metal and Molten steel ladles degassing systems systems for ladle desilification, dephosphorization and desulfurization grinding plants for rolling mill cylinders material handling machinery: continuous ship loaders and unloaders, stacking and reclaimer machines, belt conveying systems and wagon turning devices
10 Energy and Steam Generating Systems Confab Equipamentos, provides state-of-the-art steam generating and energy systems. shop-assembled compact watertube boilers externally assembled watertube boilers boilers for special applications pressurized parts, closure panels and components for heat recovery steam generators pressurized parts: drums (steam and water), membraned panels, collectors, superheaters, reheaters, economizers auxiliary equipment: blowdown and blowoff tanks and deaerators p Compact FM boiler 80 ton/hour. q. Boiler burning wood chips Renewable Energy Aligning itself with the renewable energy market, Confab Equipamentos provides a complete range of solutions for the demands of the market: tailor-made boilers designed to burn diverse types of biomass (bagasse, tops and leaves of sugar cane, wood chips, pellets and bark, elephant grass, etc.) for steam generation and power (CHP), suitable to operate at high pressures and capabilities, focusing on high energy efficiency boilers of various grates and burning systems technologies, including bottom and top supported solutions ethanol distillation plants biodiesel production plants, including the treatment of Glycerin Processes tanks for storing liquids up to 100,000 m 3, with both fixed and floating models, in accordance with API standards wind mill towers
11 Nuclear Energy With an active participation in the Brazilian energy program, Confab is qualified to provide equipment and services to one of the most demanding markets. Confab Equipmentos is a provider of challenging projects, such as the nuclear complex Angra dos Reis. The products the company is able to provide are: Reactor Containment Vessel (Sphere) vessels and pressure tanks feed water tanks process vessels and columns waste water/air decontamination plant locks (Acess to Equipment/Emergency/Personnel) pool lining overflow cover special support structures for Primary Circuit Equipment (Varied) reactor support structures q Reactor containment vessel and process columns are among the equipment supplied to Angra dos Reis (RJ) nuclear plants.
12 p Nothing is more important that the health and safety of our employees and those who use our products. Quality, Health, Safety and Environment According to its policy, the company aims at achieving the highest standards regarding Quality, Health, Safety and Environment, incorporating the principles of sustainable development throughout its operations. Quality The search for excellence is more than a Quality Policy in Confab Equipamentos. It is a guideline supported by an internationally certified program. The company uses a unified management system, designed to ensure that clients always obtain the same standards of quality in our products and services around the world. Quality Management is integrated in all business processes. Processes to ensure quality destructive and non-destructive tests X-Ray tests using the 4 MeV linear accelerator pneumatic, hydrostatic and other tests PMI Positive Materials Identification materials testing laboratory metrology laboratory ultrasonic equipment, including ToFD/EP (Time of Flight Diffraction / Echo Pulse) and Phased Array technologies equipment for industrial radiography and gammagrapy (linear accelerator and 320/225 KV) magnetic particles and penetrating liquids Health & Safety The Company s practices not only benefit employees but also the communities where we operate. Environment Confab is committed to sustainable business, minimizing the environmental impacts of its operations with efficient application of natural resources and energy. For more information, please access
13 Linear accelerator for X-ray tests for heavy walls (up to 350mm) u Certifications Throughout its history, the company has accumulated the most respected certifications assuring quality and technical capability to provide equipment with high technological requirements. qualified to operate in nuclear areas by IBQN Instituto Brasileiro de Qualidade Nuclear and ETN Eletrobras Termonuclear, in accordance with CNEN-NN 1.16 standards approved by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors as manufacturer of equipment bearing the ASME seal, upon certification and authorization to manufacture pressure boilers and vessels as per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME (seals U, U2 and S) the only company in Brazil and first in Latin America having the U3 Seal ISO 9001 certification R Seal, upon insertion into ASME Quality Manual of the chapter regarding Repairs and Changes in compliance with the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Code
14 Social Development Since its foundation Confab Equipamentos has established deep roots in the community in order to provide mutual support between the industrial project and the community, promoting development through partnerships in projects conducted by different entities in Pindamonhangaba. Within this proposition to promote economic, social and environmental sustainability, one of the company s mottos is to help those who help themselves. The company is focused on projects related to education, health and environment that meet the following criteria: they were created as a community initiative; they benefit a large number of people; they promote voluntary work; they are conducted by entities known for their honesty and transparency. During 2011, the company strengthened even more its relationship with Pindamonhangaba, by supporting iniciatives that benefitted, directly or indirectly, an average of 30 thousand people. Education, health, culture and environment were the focus of our actions in Social Development in the community. t 5,904,800 m 2 is the area of the Trabiju National Park, which is the main focus of the Environmental Education of Confab.
15 t More than 15,000 children are benefitted every year by initiatives focused on Education with the support of Confab Equipamentos. Together, the Study Excellence Award, Leaving the Streets and Anália Franco Scholarships help dreams come true. Education As an incentive to maintain children and teens in school and to improve school performance, the company is involved in the Leaving the Streets, Award for Excellence in Studies and Children s Space Anália Franco projects, which involved over 15 thousand young people in Environment Support to initiatives focused on the preservation of the environment, such as the Pinda Florida Project, created in 2001, which has guaranteed the revitalization of squares and public spaces in the community and deals with actions regarding environmental preservation. Another action of the project was the publication of an almanac about the Atlantic Forest, entitled Knowing is Caring. This publication has been used in the preparation of public school teachers so that they can present the subject of biodiversity conservation in subjects such as Science and Arts. Art and Culture Support of the Project Historical Agents, which intends to capacitate young people in the city in the art of restauration. Also, another initiative in art and culture is the Guri Project, which, since 2010, has allowed 315 students learn music at no cost in their free hours. Volunteers in Action The participation of the company in social projects of the community in which it is located involves its professionals as well. Ever since 2003, the project Volunteers in Action has contributed to two campaigns: Help Japan, created to assist in the reconstruction of that country, devastated by earthquakes and tidal waves and the Let s Multiply to help the victims of the rains and mud slides which destroyed Nova Friburgo (RJ) and other cities of the region. There are other programs, such as the Blanket Campaign and the Solidarity Tree. Social Action Environmental participation through the Pinda Verde Project, which started in 2009 and in 2011 involved approximately 2000 students from municipal schools. The objective of the project is to cultivate vegetable gardens in the backyards of students homes, in an effort to improve life quality through improved nutrition. The students participate in activities that deal with themes like the preservation of the earth, care of the environment in which we live (rural or urban) and conscious consumption. Health and Sports Support, since 2007, of the Pinda Race, which tries to incentivize and value the practice of sports and to promote health and improvement of the population s quality of life. In this important partnership with the government and the community, thousands of people are discovering the value of union and team spirit. In 2011, the initiative was increased to create the Athletics in the School project, which, in its first year, has involved more than 600 students in 10 municipal schools.
16 For contact information, please visit: Confab Equipamentos has produced this brochure for general information only. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this publication, Confab Equipamentos does not assume any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, injury resulting from the use of information and data herein. Confab Equipamentos products and services are only subject to the Company s standard Terms and Conditions or otherwise to the terms resulting from the respective contracts of sale, services or license, as the case may be. The information in this publication is subject to change or modification without notice. For more complete information please contact a Confab Equipamentos representative or visit our website at Version 05 / September 2012
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