BP suing fabricators over structural steel

Dec 05, 2012 | 05:09 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  BP Products North America, Schuff Steel, Trinity Steel Fabricators, Pyrocrete, structural steel coating, oil refinery, lawsuit, corinna petry

CHICAGO — BP Products North America Inc. has accused two structural steel fabricators of supplying structural steel with defective coating.

The steel was installed in the company’s Whiting, Ind., refinery, which is undergoing a multibillion-dollar upgrade. The project required "thousands of tons" of structural steel coated with Pyrocrete 241, a fireproofing material which is now "degrading prematurely and causing damage to BP’s property," according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Indiana against Schuff Steel Co., Trinity Steel Fabricators Inc., Carboline Co., Tecon Services Inc.....

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