Philip Morris MER 2 Dust Collector Replacement
Customer: Philip Morris USA
Owner: Philip Morris USA
Project Duration: 11 Days
Sector: Food & Beverage
Contract Amount: $600K
Atlantic Constructors was selected as mechanical contractor for this very technical dust collector replacement at the Manufacturing Center in Richmond, Virginia over Christmas shutdown.
As is typical of all shutdown work, schedule was critical and extensive preconstruction planning was required to successfully remove and replace one (1) dust collector, six ( 6) associated cyclones, one (1) abandoned cyclone and two (2) fans inside Mechanical Equipment Room 2 located in Cut Filler Storage. Existing duct work was largely replaced inside the MER to accommodate the new equipment.
On this project, we had 11 days to remove an existing dust collector in the basement of a food and beverage sector facility and replace it with new equipment. There was no room to work and GMP considerations were a requirement relative to odor and dust control.
While several tasks were subcontracted, Atlantic Constructors was the prime mechanical contractor, performing the concrete civil work, steel fabrication and erection, rigging and equipment setting, piping and ductwork fabrication and installation.