Your needs
Boccard’s Piping & Modular Fabrication business area supplies premium and economy-grade spools, skids and piping modules, on schedule, enhancing customers’ efficiency and competitiveness.
 
  • Clean, safe, working conditions
  • Agile environmental performance
  • Local offer and optimized logistics
  • High production capacity and short lead times
  • Optimized quality
  • Less onsite work
  • Lower total installed cost 

 

Our added value

Boccard Piping & Modular Fabrication is an expert industrial integrator offering a broad spectrum of engineering, fabrication, construction and maintenance, with particular expertise in the following areas:

 
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Paint activities
Our solutions
Boccard Piping & Modular Fabrication provides standard and custom solutions to address customer's needs Safety First. On Time. On Spec. On Budget
 
Safety First
 
For Boccard Piping & Modular Fabrication, protecting the health and safety of employees, subcontractors and customers is a top priority. The company operates permanent preventive and corrective safety programs in the following areas:
  • Risk assessments for each job or workstation
  • Preventive and corrective action plans
  • Training plans and exercise schedules
  • Regular safety meetings and conferences
  • Safety performance indicator monitoring
 
On Time. On Spec. On Budget
 
Global performance strategy: A high standard of service at competitive cost
  • Project Management: We use dedicated project management systems - Boccard Project Management System and BocTrack - to plan and monitor all phases of a fabrication project and ensure appropriate transparency and project visibility (Boccard Weld Unit Standard). These software applications ensure compliance with the customer’s priorities while providing sufficient flexibility in response to unexpected changes. The contract budget and delivery deadlines are also monitored using these software.
  • Engineering: A centralized design and engineering office provides support for all production centers. It uses special-purpose software (Spoolgen; BocTrack; 3D Modelling, etc.). Piping system and support design and engineering.
  • Supply Chain - Purchasing. Two main procurement centers, located in  Houston (USA) and Geneva (Switzerland). BocTrade alliance. World-wide agreements with our manufacturing partners and suppliers. 
  • Manufacturing: Leader in manufacturing capacity, with permanent workshops in six countries, supported by mobile project-specific shops to comply with  local content requirements and optimize costs and logistics. Our workshops are equipped with heat treatment systems (furnaces and machines) as well as blasting and painting facilities.
 
Productivity and manufacturing lead-time optimization: (FIFO; Lean Manufacturing -Boc-Lean-; PQP Bonus based on employee's Safety, Quality and Productivity performance)
 
All parts subject to 100% visual and dimensional inspection.  No on-site reworking. Electronic documentation.
 
Exhaustive traceability of materials (online access to MTR's ), welders and production, via real-time progress reports accessible online.
 
Qualifications/Certifications: ASME Section IX, ASME Codes B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, ASME Section I (PP and S certification), ASME Section VIII (U certification), API 1104, AWS D1.1, National Board, CODETI, CODAP/EN 13445, CEFRI E, UTO, RCC-M, ISO 9001.
 
Welding processes: GTAW (Manual-Orbital) -GMAW-FCAW-SMAW-SAW 
 
Welded materials: All metals used in industry: Carbon and Stainless steels (304-316-321-347- Duplex and Super Duplex grades, etc.); all alloy Steels featuring Chrome, Copper, Nickel and other non-ferrous metals (including Aluminum and Titanium).
 
By opting for shop-based prefabrication of up to 80% of its piping systems, the customer can significantly reduce the total installed cost.
 
Construction and Maintenance: The Boccard Construction & Maintenance Business Area (BCM) operates a world-wide network able to perform the mechanical instalation and the maintenance of skids and Modules
 
Our products & services

Our "Products & Services" are specially designed:

  • to reduce your OPEX (existing or new facilities)
  • to improve your system productivity & availability
  • to minimize your environmental footprint

 

Boccard Piping and Modular Fabrication is constantly looking for specific, innovative solutions to improve the performance of your facilities.

  • Prefabricated spool pipes of all diameters and thicknesses, in all material grades used in industry.
  • All types of skids and modules 
  • Special manufacturing operations: Jacketed piping; cryogenic modules; FPSO modules; sample coolers, loading arms, PLEMs & PLETs
 
Our teams can provide you with special services:
 
  • A variety of Staff support 
  • Design and Engineering
  • Supply Chain (BocTrade)
  • Orbital welding machines (aluminum)
  • Onsite installation 
  • Project management - BocTrack Prefabrication & Construction: Real-time planning and monitoring tools for all project phases. Barcode-based traceability for materials, welding operations and non-destructive examinations. Online interface for customers, inspectors, expeditors and project team members.
Modules - Boccard Management System
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Success stories

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Boccard new build nuclear cryogenic fabrication  CERN
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    Pipe Rack Module for the Impala Blending Expansion Project
    ( Houston - Texas )
     

    For this project, CH2M Hill Engineers, representing Pennzoil Quaker State Company Dba Soplus Products, a subsidiary of Shell, awarded us an order to produce a pipe rack module for a project to expand their lubricant plant in Galena Park, Texas. This module, measuring 80 x 20 x 13 feet and weighing 75 tons , was manufactured at our workshop in Houston. It featured three stacked pipe stages heated by electric traces, with thermal insulation fitted post-manufacture. We were also responsible for transport to the destination site, using a special-purpose 12-axle, 96-wheel articulated truck with hydraulic suspension.

     
  • Fabrication of 4 skids for the Uranium Mines project
    ( Imouaren -Niger- )
     
    The 193 Square Miles Imouraren facility in Niger, near the southern edge of the Sahara, is one of the world’s largest open-cast uranium mining complexes. AREVA, the project owner, has developed special techniques to optimize working  the mine, allowing for the site’s specific characteristics. A joint venture was formed by Technip and SGN to implement this engineering, procurement and construction project, and Imouraren SA is in charge of mine operation. Boccard Plant Solution received a turnkey order for 4 skids for this project. After carrying out the design studies and purchasing activities, the construction work was subcontrated to Boccard Piping & Modular Fabrication, which manufactured the skids at its plant in Tunisia (BISF). These skids, made entirely of 304 and 316 grade stainless steel, were as follows:
    • 1.5 m x 1.5 m x 1.2 m / 1 ton 
    • 1.8 m x 1.5 m x 1.2 m / 1.5 tons
    • 5 m x 3 m x 2.5 m / 4 tons
    • 7.5 m x 4.5 m x 3 m / 16 tons
    BISF’s service also included the related instrumentation, electricity, thermal insulation, hydrostatic pressure tests and mechanical and electrical operation tests. The skids were delivered to Niger on a duty paid (DDP) basis, in export packaging compliant with Industrial Packaging Union standards (SEI)
     
    Boccard_Skid TSU Areva Niger
  • Boccard new build nuclear cryogenic fabrication  CERN
    Piping module prefabrication for the LHC cryogenic lines
    ( Geneva, Switzerland )
     

    Fabrication of cryogenic lines for the Large Hadron Collider

    CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a 17 miles long ring structure,  and built 328 feet underground,  located near the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It is the world’s largest particle accelerator. Very high-energy protons are fired in opposing directions through particle beam pipes; the resulting collisions are studied for clues about super symmetry, dark matter and the origin of the mass of elementary particles. These protons, which are accelerated to nearly the speed of light, are kept in circulation for hours, guided by very powerful superconducting magnets. The magnetic field required for such operations can only be generated by cooling the magnets with advanced cryogenic techniques. In the LHC, these techniques, which harness the properties of nitrogen and helium, were designed by Air Liquide Advanced Technologies.  Boccard’s Piping & Modular Fabrication business Area contributed to this project by manufacturing the 530 piping modules that form the LHC ring. This work was carried out at our workshop in Portugal, which holds ALTAL and ISO 9001 certifications. These Stainless Steel modules were assembled using welding processes qualified to a temperature of -192°C. After subjecting every weld to Radiographic Inspection, the modules underwent a series of pneumatic pressure tests, thermal shock and helium leak tests, culminating in vacuum behavior tests.

    Watch the Cern LHC video: 

     

     
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    Piping module prefabrication for the LHC Cryogenic lines project
    ( Geneva - Switzerland )
     

    CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a 18 miles long ring structure built 328 feet underground below the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It is the world’s largest particle accelerator. Very high-energy protons are fired in opposing directions through particle beam pipes; the resulting collisions are studied for clues about supersymmetry, dark matter and the origin of the mass of elementary particles. These protons, which are accelerated to nearly the speed of light, are kept in circulation for hours, guided by very powerful superconducting magnets. The magnetic field required for such operations can only be generated by cooling the magnets with advanced cryogenic techniques. In the LHC, these techniques, which harness the properties of nitrogen and helium, were designed by Air Liquide Advanced Technologies. Boccard’s Piping & Modular Fabrication business area contributed to this project by manufacturing the 530 piping modules that form the LHC ring. This work was carried out at our workshop in Portugal, which holds ALTAL and ISO 9001 certifications. These stainless steel modules were welded using processes qualified to -192°C. After subjecting every weld to X-ray inspection, the modules underwent a series of pneumatic pressure tests, thermal shock and helium leak tests, culminating in vacuum behavior tests.

     
    LHC Cryogenic line, 530 spools/modules
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