MARKET: Chemical Process | Petrochemical | Refining
LOCATION: Fairfield, OH
SERVICES: • Multidiscipline
VALUE CLASS: <$500K
ABOUT: The Client is the premier manufacturer of aluminum-based chemicals for industrial and municipal markets.
The Client requested engineering design services for the development and construction of an ACH Capacity Expansion to its facility in Fairfield, Ohio. The project was separated into two phases. Phase 1 included design of the tank farm expansion containment and tank foundation support along with the design of the process building as an empty building. Also included in Phase 1 is initial utilities design; i.e. electrical and building HVAC, etc. and Civil and related geotechnical and surveying work. Phase 2 of the project included process design, electrical, instrumentation & controls and the remaining structural work needed for the building interior and the pipe rack design.
Compressed/accelerated schedule required that construction be started prior to design completion. This required intense coordination between client-managed field activities and TAI design disciplines, against a backdrop of March/April 2020 COVID shutdowns.
TAI provided engineering design services for the development of construction documents related to the construction of an additional production building (60’x75’) with processing capabilities, truck unloading area and the installation of an outdoor tank farm expansion. The process building construction was adjacent to a new tank farm that was expanded by adding five (5) tanks, appropriate pumps, containment and other ancillary equipment.
Also constructed was a pipe bridge with access from the new production building to the new tank farm. The indoor process structure was enclosed by pre-engineered building construction with concrete flooring, a mezzanine with vessel support structures and consist of truck unloading area, utility room for steam piping entrance from existing plant boilers and new electrical power distribution gear, a 480/3/60 MCC with 480 to 208/3/60 and 120/1/60 transformers. An existing ACH MCC with excessive capacity at the site was used to supply power to the new process building.
The March/April 2020 COVID shutdowns caused this project to undergo a compressed/accelerated schedule that required construction be started prior to design completion. This required intense coordination between client-managed field activities and TAI design disciplines was accomplished not only within the limiting timeline, but on budget.