This major utility service re-configuration project was for the installation of 1,800 feet of steam piping from Central Utility Plant (CUP) to an adjacent building at a Confidential Pharmaceutical facility in New Jersey. The adjacent building, comprised of both process laboratories and offices, was equipped with its own hi-pressure steam boilers. The project intent was to supply steam to adjacent building from the CUP, and to de-commission and remove the existing boilers from this building. Implementation of this project would increase the reliability of the steam service to adjacent building as well as reduce plant operating expenses.
The project required pipe routing along with necessary expansion loops, anchors and guides through the already crowded Penthouse and the relatively inaccessible Manufacturing areas.
The underground piping had several existing obstructions to be considered into the design while maintaining the piping slopes and achieving the minimum trench depth.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
A comprehensive survey was completed, along with very close coordination carried out between the mechanical and structural design teams. PS&S also provided detailed design documents to identify (in addition to the new piping and structural steel design) all demolition and relocation work required for the installation to be feasible.
The existing grading was left untouched so as to not impact the natural drainage of the areas of work. The mechanical and civil design teams effectively achieved the objectives of the project by strategically locating manholes and designing elevation changes in piping at these manholes.