Fluor Corporation is a multinational engineering and construction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is a holding company that provides services through its subsidiaries in four areas: energy and chemicals, industrial and infrastructure, government and Fluor Global Services such as staffing and equipment rentals. It is the largest construction company in the Fortune 500 rankings and the 109th largest company overall.Fluor was founded in 1912 by John Simon Fluor as Fluor Construction Company. It grew quickly, predominantly by building oil refineries, pipelines and other facilities for the oil and gas industry, at first in California, and then in the Middle East and globally. In the late 1960s, it began diversifying into oil drilling, coal mining and other raw materials like lead. A global recession in the oil and gas industry and losses from its mining operation led to restructuring and layoffs in the 1980s. Fluor sold its oil operations and diversified its construction work into a broader range of services and industries.In the 1990s, Fluor introduced new services like equipment rentals and staffing. Nuclear waste cleanup projects and other environmental work became a significant portion of Fluor's revenues. The company also did projects related to the Manhattan Project, rebuilding after the Iraq War, recovering from Hurricane Katrina and building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Wikipedia.
Fluor Corporation | Date: 2015-02-26
Advanced oxygen enrichment technologies for Claus plants are presented that provide an oxygen rich gas stream to the Claus burner of the thermal stage and one or more oxygen rich bypass gas streams to at least one of the catalytic stages to so increase the capacity of the plant while reducing the amount of recycle gases needed for flame temperature moderation.
Fluor Corporation | Date: 2015-06-23
The various processes of a plant are segmented into separate process blocks that are connected to one another using fluid conduits or electrical connections. Each process block is specialized to perform specific tasks in an assembly line manner to achieve an overall goal. For example, multiple distillation process blocks could be daisy-chained to create fuel from crude oil. Each process block is generally small enough to be mounted on a truck or a flatbed for easy transport, allowing for an assembly line of process blocks to be transported anywhere in the world with ease.
Fluor Corporation | Date: 2015-11-05
A support rib for securing a rotor pole to a flange in a gearless drive is described. The support rib is undivided and passes through an opening of the flange. The support rib can be joined with the flange and/or the rotor pole using an adhesive. The rib preferably has at least one notch that engages an edge of the flange opening to establish mechanical connection between the rib and flange. An insert with two ends that slideably engages a rib edge and rotor pole channel can be used to couple the rib to the rotor pole.
Fluor Corporation | Date: 2015-03-13
Corrosion in a CO2 removal system is reduced or even entire avoided by use of a metal ion chelator unit that removes metal ions, and especially iron ions from an amine solvent to a level of equal or less than 1 mg/1 without substantially binding heat stable salts.
Fluor Corporation | Date: 2016-01-11
A system for analyzing a coking system comprises a coking system comprising a first coke drum and a second coke drum, and a user device communicatively coupled to a hardware implemented analysis engine. The coking system configured to collect and transmit coke drum data to the hardware implemented analysis engine. The hardware implemented analysis engine is configured to: receive an estimation of an altered life span of the first coke drum relative to a design life span of the first coke drum, analyze an effect of adding an additional coke drum to the coking system based on the altered life span, and provide a result item related to the analysis to the user device. The estimation of the altered life span is based on the coke drum data.