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Field Services

Apache and the Mepaco group have a dedicated department of field service professionals. Production uptime is our top priority to help customers with commissioning, ramp-up, maintenance, repair and emergency breakdown support.

Contact Joe Hertel, Field Services and Parts Manager
Cell (920) 219-2286  Office (920) 356-7334

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We provide experienced and proficient industry technicians and engineering support to perform services, including:

  • Field service and troubleshooting to all types of stainless and high alloy tanks
  • ASME / National Board R-Stamp repair and modifications
  • Surface finish repairs
  • Non-code repairs and modifications including piping and heat transfer jackets
  • Seal and agitation repairs and modifications
  • Accessory repairs
  • Head and tank shell repairs
  • Leak detection
  • Audit and service contract available




Recent Posts

  • Bob Dolan is Retiring from Field Services after 22 1/2 Years at Apache Posted last week
      After 22 ½ years in Apache’s field services group, Bob Dolan is retiring! Apache Stainless is grateful for Bob’s many years of service and sharing his expertise with engineering, sales and customers.    Bob recounts some memories through the years with one of his first jobs completing assembly of six tanks (partially built at Apache) in 1996.  It was extremely hot with a tight timeline. When the tank arrived, the roof was already off for it and other equipment to be set. The team worked through the night to set and weld the vessel to be out of the way of the day shift millwrights. “I enjoy the work.  It is gratifying to help customers and I enjoy meeting people,” Bob expressed.  “In the first 18 months, I went from a beginner to a STEP 7 certified welder.  After 22 ½ years, I believe I’ve welded and serviced tanks throughout the entire U.S.” “The most challenging job I was on was a tank with a cone bottom.  At first sight, it looked like maybe it couldn’t be done. The bottom had to ...
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Does Apache work on high pressure vessel leaks?

Yes, Apache can fix dimple jackets, half pipe and conventional jackets of all types and kinds of repairs.

Does Apache install manways?


Yes, Apache will recertify the tank according to ASME standards.

Can Apache switch out a flat head to a flanged head?


Yes, on an as quoted basis if allowable by ASME standards and reviewed by our tank specialist.

Does Apache repair heat transfer surfaces?


Yes, and Apache can recertify the vessel for ASME standards.

What hours are Apache's service team available?


Apache's service team are available during the week and on weekends.

Does Apache replace or add flanges?


Yes, as required for customer needs and allowed per ASME requirements.

Can Apache R-stamp a non-Apache vessel?


Yes, provided the vessel has been ASME stamped and has a National Board Manufacturer's Data report available. If these items are not available, special considerations must be evaluated on a case by case basis before a repair can begin.  Apache will need the serial number and drawing for the ASME vessel. Call our tank specialists for more information.

How long does it take for a service call?


If possible, 24 hour notice is appreciated to make travel arrangements and planning for the work to be done. Timing and logistics will be set once project scope is understood.