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Plant Expansion Utility Systems Design

TRC provided a plant expansion utility systems design that allowed Johnson Controls to increase its overall capacity and replace aging equipment in the process.

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Client

Johnson Controls

Project Location

Tampa, Florida

Johnson Controls planned a major plant expansion at its Tampa, FL battery assembly plant, involving seven separate equipment vendors, engineering consultants, and mechanical contractors. An experienced engineering consultant who could evaluate eight of the plant utility systems against the requirements from all of the new equipment was needed. It was a challenge to understand the complex and detailed utility needs for each new system and how they interacted with one another.

TRC organized all of the utility requirements for the plant expansion by analyzing the various design specifications provided and by speaking with those designers directly. A clear, concise bid specification, including general arrangement and pipe routing drawings, were generated for a mechanical contractor to implement the needed changes to the plant utility systems. Engineering calculations were performed to size the utility piping runs, required receiver tank sizes and other system details.

Johnson Controls was able to install and startup its new processes in the plant expansion with confidence knowing that the plant utilities were sufficiently sized following their upgrades. The level of detail provided in TRC’s drawings made the mechanical contractor’s work as efficient as practical. This expansion allowed Johnson Controls to increase its overall capacity and replace aging equipment in the process.

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