Video: Whirlwind Recovery – Commissioning an Industrial Campus Rebuild Post-Tornado
As part of the rebuild process, Vermeer brought IMEG onto the team to provide commissioning services for the construction of a 500,000 sq. ft. Plant 7, 35,000 sq. ft. Eco Center, and a 4,500-ton campus chilled water plant.
- Participants will learn about displacement ventilation system application and commissioning in an industrial facility.
- Participants will learn about the challenges in space pressure control in an industrial facility.
- Participants will understand the lessons learned in applying the commissioning process to a non-traditional system such as an industrial paint line.
- Participants will see the value of commissioning for complex integrated systems through checks, balance, and accountability measures for contractors.
Video courtesy: CxEnergy
- Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP; IMEG;
- Pablo Benitez, PE, CxA; IMEG;
- Heath Van Gorp, Vermeer.
After a devastating EF3 tornado hit Vermeer Corporation’s campus on July 19th, 2018, the company rallied to come back stronger than ever after the storm. Several buildings were damaged and Plants 5 and 6 were a complete loss, accounting for 400,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. As part of the rebuild process, Vermeer brought IMEG onto the team to provide commissioning services for the construction of a 500,000 sq. ft. Plant 7, 35,000 sq. ft. Eco Center, and a 4,500-ton campus chilled water plant. This presentation, presented by two IMEG commissioning agents and Vermeer’s Director of Facilities, will provide a case study of Vermeer’s recovery and the commissioning process that supported a successful start-up of unique manufacturing systems and spaces in the new construction.
Plant 7 includes operations for welding, assembly, and paint for several different pieces of equipment manufactured by Vermeer. The rebuild included HVAC systems for tempering and filtering of air to provide comfortable working conditions for Vermeer’s team members and support the paint and welding processes. Presenters will discuss the commissioning process for all house MEP systems and process paint systems in the new Plant 7, which included conveyors, blasters, washers, paint booths, drying ovens, makeup air and exhaust systems, and pressure controls for the industrial paint system; welding makeup air and return air filtration systems; a compressed air system; and more.
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