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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