CHB are based in South Africa and travel globally to clients sites to conduct refractory inspections and offer advice. CHB have on-going maintenance contract with Refineries and frequently assist clients with refractory failure investigations, shutdown planning and maintenance inspections.

Qualified, experienced API 936 certified inspectors are involved in lining assessments and recommendations on maintenance shutdowns as well as Third Party Quality Assurance on new projects. Industrial Rope Access trained inspectors means scaffolding is not necessary for routine statutory inspections.

Third party inspection clients include: Chevron, Engen, Total, Shell, BP, PetroSA, Sasol, Qatar Petroleum, RASGAS (Qatar), ADGAS (UAE), Fertil (UAE), Stone & Webster (SHAW), PERTAMINA (Indonesia), SRC (Singapore) and Chevron Nigeria

CHB have on-going investigations into refractory failure analysis for installers and end users in almost every industry. Any samples from such failures are tested at our independent refractory testing laboratory in Sasolburg, South Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities on site include:

- FCCU Refractory Shutdown Planning and Co-ordination
- Consultation
- Design Review
- Lining Assessments
- Repair Procedures
- Third Party Quality Assurance
- Failure Analysis
- Pre-qualification of Materials and Personnel
- Quality Control Procedures
- Installation Procedures
- Rope Access Inspections
- Refractory Testing, Research and Development
- Supply of Competent Refractory Inspectors and Technicians
- Infrared Inspections – level 2 thermographer
     - Pre-shutdown and post shutdown
     - On-going monitoring of faulty linings to ensure plant reliability until a planned shutdown
     - Check furnace efficiency and design recommendations based on thermography