Project Scope:

Johns Manville is a Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures premium quality building mechanical insulation, roofing, glass fibers, and non-woven materials for commercial, and industrial residential application.

In 2011, Johns Manville contracted IPS to modify eight marble furnaces from natural gas and combustion air, and fired them to oxygen and natural gas for better cost effectiveness and production. IPS engineered, procured, and constructed mechanical and electrical controls systems to allow all eight furnaces to produce off an oxygen-fired system.  IPS erected and assembled an oxygen facility at Plant #7, including the cooling water, combustion air, electrical power, and controls.

Since completing the project, Johns Manville has increased production of several materials by as much as 35 percent.

Challenges:

After all the mechanical and electrical components were installed, IPS ran a two week shutdown, working two shifts to complete the remainder of the process work, test systems, and complete start-up of all new furnaces.

N/A Total Construction
$1.8mil. Project Cost
2011 Completion Date
N/A Project Duration
Bid build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

Fenner Dunlop is the world’s leader in the field of conveyor belting, manufacturing the most comprehensive range of conveyor systems for many industries and applications.

IPS was contracted to provide setting, aligning, and installation services for five (5) process equipment lines: calendar line; steel cord press line; fabric belt press line; inspection line; and laminating line. Scope of work include process piping, process electrical, and equipment installation.

The preplanning for the equipment moves began while the building was being erected. Provisions had to be made for the process piping runs to be integrated within the building and the process electrical runs that had to be embedded within the concrete. Additionally, alignment plates were strategically placed in order to ensure that each individual process line was precisely installed to meet the required tolerances.

IPS was also responsible for the installation of all electrical work in the new building to support the expansion. Planning and pre-work was completed prior to the substation retrofit, which took place during a 72-hour shutdown over Thanksgiving. IPS worked around-the-clock to ensure the substation was available to the customer a full day earlier than required.

2/2013 Delivery Method
9 Delivery Method
design build Delivery Method
$38mil. Total Construction
$3mil. Project Cost
2/2013 Completion Date
9 Project Duration
design build Delivery Method

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