Valin Locking Cabinet and Tubing Racks for Refinery Planners


A major refinery was looking for a way to control the distribution and handling of instrumentation products during a dual turnaround of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). The refinery had a turnaround several years before and decided to order, manage, and distribute the products, but it soon became a burden for the planners to control. The result was unplanned expedited shipments of standard products.

Valin is currently the supplier of instrumentation products for the refinery and they have been very pleased with our performance. They agreed that we should handle the turnaround of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products.


Valin was able to provide a locking cabinet and tubing rack for each side of the turnaround with on-site restocking capabilities. The tubing rack is able to hold 20' lengths of tubing from 1/4" to 3/4" sizes with locking pipes to secure the SST tubing. The cabinets are able to hold the product types, sizes and shapes necessary for them to access on all shifts without waiting for restocking or expedited shipping.

Customer Benefits

Valin’s material handling solution took the burden off the refinery’s planners and freed up their time to work on more important tasks. The planners no longer have to control or place restocking PO's. Since the product was strategically place on-site for each aspect of the turnaround, there was no need to have inventory stocked away from the point-of-use.