In September of 2003, British Petroleum (BP) awarded our company the contract for the on-site application of cementitious fireproofing material to the newly constructed isomerization (ISOM) unit at BP’s Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, WA. But acceptance of the contract award brought along with it much more than what was originally anticipated. As the project progressed, our company applied 100,000 sq ft (9,000 sq m) of high-density cementitious fireproofing material under a contract and schedule that originally specified the fireproofing of 45,000 sq ft (4,050 sq m) of steel. Seven individual structures and 35 vessels and exchangers made up the fireproofing scope of the new Clean Fuels Unit....
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