In 2016, we were awarded a contract in Frederickson, Washington, for a new resin storage facility.
Resin is used by Boeing to make super lightweight military and commercial aircraft. Due to stringent specifications for resin storage, the facility had to be able to maintain a -20℉ temperature, with only 1℉ of variance.
A built-in 100% redundancy is also required for resin storage, and our client specifically requested that we use Mycom compressors and Bitzer oil separating equipment.
Our design team took this challenge head on and engineered a custom solution from the ground up. Our customized, prefabricated skid package helped reduce construction time by 50%.
Another challenging aspect of this project was the intense permitting requirements. Our talented team took these as opportunities to showcase our knowledge and help the client navigate the permit process. All permits were obtained without trouble, and construction began on time.
Prior to officially beginning operation, the facility had to hold temperature for a month. The 100,000 ft² facility passed with flying colors, holding temperature at -20℉ for the entire month, with only 1℉ of variance.
The facility opened on time, and has been storing resin for a year at the time of writing. After getting up and operating, the client awarded us with a multi-year service contract, and we’re happy to have been servicing their facility since.