VT Design Solutions provided MEP Feasibility, Engineering, & Design to resolve a humidity control issue for the Paper Lab at the Procter & Gamble Paper Manufacturing Plant in Albany, Georgia. Lab is divided into two areas, wet and dry. Due to the tight control range, the dry lab constantly went out of range. Humidity control for both labs was provided by a common water cooled HVAC unit and duct mounted steam humidifiers. As part of the feasibility study, VT Design Solutions performed an on-site audit, observed the operation, and investigated the limitations of the HVAC system. Several options were investigated, reviewed, and estimated with the final recommendation being installation of a separate system to serve the dry lab. Final design included the installation of a new Water Cooled Heat Pump, electric reheat coil, steam humidifier, distribution ductwork, dampers, smoke detectors, sensors, and controls. This system was dedicated to the dry lab, while the existing HVAC unit, humidifier, and ductwork were modified to serve the wet lab.
Services Provided: 2011 / 2012
Warehouse Lighting Study
VT Design Solutions worked with representatives from the Cintas Document Management Division from the Brecksville, Ohio facility to develop recommendations for safer and more economical methods of changing lighting in high bay areas of the warehouse. The lighting is primarily 8 foot long fluorescents and is 40 feet and higher above the finished floor. The lights are for casual foot traffic through the facility and to aid order picking from the shelving. Feasibility study resulted in recommending three options to the client that included detailed electrical and structural scope basis along with “Rough Orders of Magnitude”.
Services Provided: 2010
Procter & Gamble
Liquid Fill Manufacturing
VT Design Solutions provided multi-discipline Engineering & Design for Consumer Products Liquid Fill & Blending Facility. Facility contained operations from raw material unloading through blending, storage, filling, packaging, and shipping. Operations required a new building for the process operations and modifications to the existing multi-story building for the packaging operations and facility systems. Total area under operation exceeded 50,000 sq. ft. All areas utilized for this operation were designed or upgraded to meet GMP standards. MEP scope installed complete new HVAC System including two new indoor air handling units, controls, and ductwork system. Facility operations required new 6,000 #/hr steam (50 psig) boiler system and new “clean steam” generator used for system sanitization and wash down. New electrical sub-station, switch gear, MCCs, panels, power distribution, and emergency generator were also installed.
Procter & Gamble
Grass Roots Paper Products Plant
VT Design Solutions provided Project Management & Project Controls services for Procter & Gamble’s new Paper Products Manufacturing Plant in Box Elder, Utah. Developed overall plans and schedule including finalizing Site Selection thru Design, Construction and Start-up of Facility. Assisted in developing procurement plans, bid packages and selection for engineering, equipment and construction. Managed overall schedule until turnover to final construction contractor.
Timing: 2006 / 2008
Procter & Gamble
Paper Plant Expansion
VT Design Solutions provided HVAC definition and design for Procter & Gamble’s Paper Products Expansion in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Project required new HVAC systems for the converting / packing building, offices, labs, shipping/receiving, and other miscellaneous operating areas. Design included 40,000 cfm and 100,000 cfm custom designed air handling units with internal rotary dust filters for the converting / packing building. Each unit was approximately 40 tons. Standard packaged units of varying sizes and capacities were provided for the other areas. All units required new ductwork systems, controls and utilities such as steam, chilled water, cooling tower water, electrical. Project also required one area to be exhausted using eight 100,000 cfm exhaust fans.
Facility Electrical Upgrade
VT Design Solutions provided Electrical Engineering & Design for the electrical service upgrades at the Kiavac Zimmerman Complex in Hamilton, Ohio.The site was primarily metered and served by seven overhead electric drops from Kaivac owned poles, transformers, and secondary wiring. Project scope was to disconnect the service from the “house” electric system and put on new metered services from the City. New single phase and three phase feeds were provided to the designated buildings. Feeds were both overhead and below ground. System upgrade required new secondary metering, enclosures, transformers, conduit, and the removal of the existing Kiavac owned poles and transformers.