Tower Force

is at your service

All Services Include:

  • QA/QC
  • Exceptional safety
  • Inspection—CWI and API 510 qualified personnel
  • Engineering—design and analysis of pressure vessels

Industries We Serve:

  • Refining
  • Chemical/petrochemical
  • Midstream
  • Fertilizer

Repairs and Retrofits:

  • All types of trays and packings
  • Distributors
  • Accumulators
  • Feed/draw arrangements
  • Section replacements
  • Repacking
  • Mist eliminators
  • Welding services including overlays
  • Modifications to support rings and bars
  • Vessel resections
  • Nozzle installation and repair
  • Weld overlay—internal, external and nozzle
  • Strip lining—installation and repair

Plus Everything You Require, Including:

  • Fast mobilization
  • Emergency services
  • Single tower
  • Plant-wide turnarounds
  • Cost effectiveness
  • On-time
  • On-budget
  • The most experienced and specialized group of craftsmen and supervisors available

Our Services

As critical components to your facility, your pressure vessels must continuously work at peak performance. Maintenance, repair and retrofitting require a specific set of processes that average maintenance or turnaround teams do not have. Space within the vessels is confining and requires special safety measures and equipment.

Tower Force is the one team that can keep your vessels and towers at top-notch performance whether you require maintenance, repairs, retrofits, or new vessel installation.

Constructability and Pre-planning

Our inspection and assessment capabilities are excellent. Since we can more accurately define the project scope and deliverables, you can set a more realistic time/cost estimate. We coordinate and interface with your engineering/construction companies as well as general and turnaround contractors. We also track costs with frequent updates and assist with logistics.

Maintenance and Inspection

Equipment, like humans, can suffer from strain, stress, age and even neglect. It is critical to your process that your vessels operate at peak performance. Regular maintenance helps prevent upsets, downtime, and accidents. We perform a complete and precise inspection of your units prior to diagnosing possible wear and other problems. Our thorough inspections can help you determine whether to repair or replace equipment. Our maintenance and inspection services also consider outage and downtime implications to save you time and money. Inspections are performed at all applicable stages by CCWI and API 510 qualified personnel.

Repairs, Refurbishing and Retrofits

Repairs to pressure vessels are critical whether you are replacing, modifying, or upgrading existing components. We provide certified installation, pressure testing, on-site stress relieving, and NDE testing all to your exacting specifications and to the requirements integral to your system while meeting or exceeding all codes.

Our services can include complete repairs and retrofits on external pipe flanges as well as vessel internals on even the most complicated designs—down to the smallest nut and bolt. Nothing is overlooked. We are experienced in servicing all types of internals including trays, packings, distributors, accumulators, feed draw arrangements, vessel section replacements, and beams. Precise inspections are provided before and after our services for quality assurance and a smooth start-up.

We also provide some cleaning services including descaling, chemical cleaning, and manual cleaning of vessels upon request.

Pressure Vessel Repair and/or Revamps

All repairs to pressure vessels are critical. Whether replacing, modifying, or upgrading existing components, we provide certified installation, pressure testing, on-site stress relieving, weld heat treating, and pneumatic testing to your exacting specifications and essential requirements for your system. Tower Force offers code certified compliance with ASME, NBIC and API 510. We can expertly weld all types of materials including carbon chrome, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium, and other exotic metals including P91 materials.

Installation and Engineering

Installation can be challenging especially within a tight footprint. We provide complete design/analysis including design calculations of pressure thickness, wind, seismic, vibration, and other induced loads. We also furnish AutoCAD drawings of vessels or vessel modifications including integrity analysis and re-rating.

Premier Welding and Certifications

We are code certified compliant with ASME, NBIC and API 510. We are certified to repair and/or refurbish S, U, and U2 vessels. Tower Force welders are some of the best in the business with processes resulting in a very low weld rejection rate.

Safety and Quality

There is no substitute for our commitment to the safety and quality we provide. Our most valuable assets are our people and our clients. Our mission is: to provide quality mechanical installation and modification services, seamlessly and efficiently with our clients’ workflow practices, providing clients peace of mind while valuing our employees’ contributions.

About Us

Keith Hurst


Keith Hurst began his career in his family’s vessel fabrication business and later formed a pressure vessel service company that was sold in 2013. He drew upon his own experience along with an elite force of personnel to join him in a new venture in 2014 when he founded Tower Force.

Whitney Strickland

Sales and Marketing

Whitney Strickland has been involved in the refining and petrochemical industry for over 30 years. He began as a field worker then moved to human resources and later into marketing, business strategy, and sales management.

Willy Smyt

VP Operations

Willy Smyt’s 23+ years in the pressure vessel fabrication and installation industry is backed with a B.S. in engineering and a determination to provide our clients with a competent workforce committed to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.

Alvino Garcia

Senior Project Manager

Alvino Garcia’s 48+ years of experience has taught him to quickly assess and address installation problems on-site thus assuring that tolerances and specifications are maintained.

Contact Us

Tower Force, LLC
4804 Railroad
Deer Park, TX 77536