Mitsui Soko’s Storage Facility
October 10, 2018
Innovative was proud to achieve extremely cold, -20 degree temperatures in the Mitsui Soko resin storage facility. This job is a great example of our dependability: The almost 100,000 square foot facility is critically temperature controlled and doesn’t vary more than one degree.
Mitsui Soko’s facility stores resin used at Boeing to make super lightweight military and commercial aircraft. The resin cannot be stored above -10°.
We were awarded the project in the fall of 2016 with Grey Construction and ATI Architects and Engineers.
Mitsui Soko requested we use Mycom compressors, which we were happy to incorporate to fit in our design envelope. Using Bitzer oil separator equipment, we designed a system that perfectly fit the customer’s needs.
Due to the stringent specifications of the resin and volatility, a 100% redundancy had to be designed into this system. Here at Innovative, we love a challenge and see it as a great opportunity to expand our skills. Our engineers knocked it out of the park as they made the whole new package system and engineered it from the ground up!
The manufacturing team took this complex design and prefabricated a skid package that was complete and ready to tie into the plant piping. Our manufacturing team did a great job using our prefabrication method, which reduced onsite construction time by 50%. Kudos to everyone involved for taking it to the next level!
Mitsui Soko’s resin storage facility is in Washington st ate. The intense permitting requirements presented many opportunities for Innovative to showcase our knowledge and help Mitsui Soko and Grey Construction obtain the permits required to begin construction with no issue.
Construction began in December of 2016. Our team worked hard to startup Mitsui Soko’s facility in June of 2017 — however, before the product could be stored, the facility had to be tested for a month to prove it held temperature.
Using a PLC based system with HMI graphics and a fully integrated alarm system, the freezers are kept at -20 degrees. For the 100,000 square foot facility to be critically temperature controlled, we added extra temperature sensors, extra calibration of the sensors and extra monitoring.
The facility passed the trial period with flying colors as it didn’t vary more than one degree up or down. Mitsui Soko’s facility has been running and storing resin for more than a year now! They gave us a multiyear service contract, which our team has been servicing for 3 months. We enjoyed working with everyone involved and were proud to provide Mitsui Soko with the resin storage facility!