Project Scope:

NSG Pilkington is a world leader in flat glass production. The Rossford Plant operates two float glass lines – fueled by an oxy-fueled furnace – to produce windshields, solar panels, and architectural glass. Earlier in 2016 NSG Pilkington decided that one of the furnaces had exceeded its useful life and would need replaced. IPS was the selected electrical contractor for the project.

The work began with demolition of the existing furnace.  IPS completed removal of all instrumentation, power and control wires, electrical cabinets, junction boxes, transformers, disconnects, control stations, and electrical wireway.

Rebuilding the furnace required extensive electrical work. IPS performed complete replacement of the tin bath roof including new elements, bus bars, and cable bundles. Outdated motor control centers were replaced along with new feeds to the 200HP cooling water pump and 6-cell fin fan units for increased cooling water capacity. IPS also installed a new 800 KW diesel generator, transfer switches, and a new vibratory feeder to replace the existing cullet feed flopper drive system.

Challenges:

Demolition of the existing furnace involved removal of asbestos insulated wires and cables. Prior to beginning this work, the IPS Team met with the IPS Safety Manager to review proper procedures for handling asbestos containing material.

IPS
$40mil. Total Construction
$2.5mil. Project Cost
9/2016 Completion Date
4 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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