Chemical Enrichment Corporation
Coal to Gas Boiler Replacement
Salas O’Brien provided mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering design for this client’s gas-fired steam plant. Our work was completed on an accelerated schedule in order to proactively comply with upcoming changes to emission standards in the industry.
This client issued an RFP for the design build of a gas-fired steam plant to replace their existing outdated system. The plan was initiated in anticipation of upcoming changes to emission standards, and it required an accelerated schedule for completion. In addition, the project required outdoor installation—a factor that made the design requirements more complex.
Working in collaboration with a contractor and on a tight schedule, our team provided mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering design for this project. Our civil and structural designs covered site re-grading, underground gas and water piping, guards, barriers, boiler and equipment foundations, and pipe support. Electrical design scope included power supply for all boiler equipment, control cabling, and the heat trace. Our mechanical design covered specifications for the boiler and equipment. This included chemical addition, water treatment, sampling, and natural gas pressure reduction station design. Our team also provided mechanical engineering for all piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) development and piping layout design. Our use of 3D software for the piping layout allowed changes to the boiler and surge tank deaerator design to be incorporated into the final construction package without delay.
Our team met the tight schedule for the design and also efficiently fielded questions during construction, which empowered the contractor to finish on schedule. We also assisted in testing and verifications to confirm the finished design would match compliance and operate at maximum efficiency.