ColdPoint Logistics’ Phase 3
October 29, 2018
We are very excited to continue our work with ColdPoint Logistics! ColdPoint Logistics, in Kansas, specializes in storing and transloading agricultural products; they store products for Tyson, Cargill, Interra International and more. We recently completed phase 3 for their ammonia refrigeration facility. Our team has worked hard to engineer, manufacture and install 3 unique phases to meet the customer’s diverse refrigeration needs.
We started working with ColdPoint Logistics back in 2016. The project and facility is split into 4 phases.
Each phase in the project is designed for a specific type of refrigeration capability. Phase 1 has the ability to slow freeze 480,000 pounds of product over 72 hours and blast freeze 96,000 pounds of product in 24 hours. Phase 2 also has the ability to expand and slow freeze 480,000 pounds of product in 72 hours, a total of 960,000 lbs. Phases 1 and 2 have been up and running since May of 2017 and March of 2018
Phase 3 was awarded to us in December of 2017 with architect GMA and general contractor ARCO National Construction. After receiving the project, we were out within two weeks running underfloor glycol. This was less than 6 months from the time phase 1 was completed!
Phases 3 and 4, known as ColdPoint West, have their own mechanical room, separate from the other phases. The different sections of the facility have their own PLCs and their own interactive screens with remote accessibility. With the advanced controls, ColdPoint can see and monitor everything remotely.
For phase 3, we manufactured a custom, state-of-the-art water treatment skid here at Innovative. This was a first for us and it was a very exciting challenge. It has 2 water evaporators which boil off blowdown water. This system, in combination with a proprietary water treatment solution, allows the customer to achieve true zero blowdown and save thousands on their water bill!
We designed and built 6 convertible mini penthouses which have dual valve stations that are tied to both the low temperature and medium temperature vessels. This gives ColdPoint Logistics the flexibility to switch from a cooler to a freezer, if they wish to do so in the future, simply and quickly by adjusting a few valves on each penthouse. The variety of cooling options enables ColdPoint Logistics to store a large diversity of items.
Our construction team pushed through the extreme Kansas summer temperatures to finish up phase 3 of the project quickly and efficiently. With everyone’s hard work, we were able to get the facility to temperature a day before the deadline. Great job to everyone involved!
We look forward to beginning phase 4 with ColdPoint Logistics soon!