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stitch-welded, creating crevices that
increase the risk of microorganism growth.
Because the company requires continuously seam-welded construction, the team
identified the locations and linear measurement of stitch-welded seams to be
upgraded with continuous welding.
• The team identified burner controls and
guards that did not meet the owner’s
personnel safety criteria. The engineering
team specified controls using differential
pressure sensors to verify airflow in the
ductwork before the burner could be
• The process team found some critical variances between the used dryer’s operational specs and the company’s criteria. For
example, speed modifications and installation of a clean-in-place (CIP) system were
required as part of the upgrade.
The project team developed detailed specs
for the equipment modifications and reviewed
these with the in-house team to ensure accuracy, incorporate additional modifications and
A survey of the installation site is essential
to verify the accuracy of as-built drawings to
reduce the risk of unforeseen conditions and
costly change orders that affect project cost and
schedule. Project teams sometimes overlook
potential variances in underground utilities, col-
umn interferences and ceiling heights. For exam-
ple, if door openings or ceiling heights are not
correctly shown on the as-built drawings, instal-
lation might require use of lower lifting cranes.
This project required complex routing of the
dryer’s exhaust ductwork. Engineers investigating the site discovered that some of the
column-to-column wind braces had been relocated a few bays off from what was shown in
the as-built drawings. Because these variances
were discovered early in the process, they were
able to reroute the ductwork and incorporate
the changes into 3D construction drawings.
3D modeling use is becoming more wide-
spread in process engineering and installation.
In this instance, the owner was able to save
time, trouble and money by quickly evaluating
alternative design schemes and incorporating
changes. Furthermore, the ability to display
the 3D model on a large-screen monitor in the
construction manager’s trailer both clarified and
streamlined the installation process.
Modifications and upgrades of an existing
dryer saved this company $600,000 — half
the cost of a new dryer — and compressed
the project schedule by at least 50 percent.
Nevertheless, it is never enough simply to save
money and time. As this story shows, the proj-
ect must also identify and mitigate the risks
incurred when integrating used equipment.
Jim Swope, PMP, is a Senior Project Manager
at SSOE Group. With more than three decades
of experience, he is responsible for leading
team members throughout the duration of
multi-discipline food and beverage projects. His
responsibilities include project planning, control
procedures and monitoring progress. He can be
reached in SSOE’s Portage, MI office or at
Dave Young is a Senior Project Manager
at SSOE Group. He is responsible for managing
the development of projects, from initial
concept through design, construction, and
facility operation. Dave also has nearly 30
years’ experience and can be reached at
Dave. Young@ssoe.com. ◆
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