Glass Factory Pollution Control Equipment
Tri-Mer Air Pollution Control Equipment was being installed on 3 existing container glass furnaces at an older plant. New support foundation for pollution control equipment, ductwork supports, fan bases, filter pad, and aqueous ammonia containment structure had to be designed and installed in congested areas with limited clearances. Medium voltage electrical service 4.16kV had to be extended to a new substation and power distribution equipment. A new compressed air system and emergency compressed air system and emergency generator also had to be installed. Ardagh Glass, Dolton, IL
Poor soil conditions required the use of micro-piles under portions of the industrial equipment foundation. Tight construction spaces around an operating industrial process, made construction phasing and installation coordination phasing and installation coordination especially challenging. Utility interconnects and site access had to be maintained during construction. Shallow ground water was also encountered.
AC/a designed compact foundations supported on micro-piles for new structural loads adjacent to existing plant facilities. New foundations were designed and installed in a phased construction process. Coordination with Tri-Mer, the equipment supplier, and Ardagh, the owner, was imperative to allow construction and plant operations to coincide.