The ideal location for your next tank or tank repair might not be in the most ideal construction zone. In fact, odds are it won’t be. Just consider a couple of recently completed RECO Constructors jobs where space and time constraints were so tight it could have seemed that our customers were asking for the impossible, yet we found a way.
In the first example (see photo), the tank was fully built nearby which allowed for the fastest tank replacement turnaround possible. Once constructed, it was ready for a quick and safe installation.
Perhaps even more challenging was replacing a 20-foot diameter critical horizontal filtrate tank measuring 60 feet in length and positioned in the middle of a congested production floor, surrounded by piping and other equipment. The maximum headroom along the access path was only 15 feet and the load on the building’s structural beams had a 2,000-pound restriction. To further complicate the job, a complete shutdown was out of the question. The time line was just as “impossibly” tight as the space constraints. RECO found a way.
Like many other projects before this one, RECO Constructors took on the challenge, worked within the constraints and planned the round-the-clock operation meticulously. As a normal practice, safety is always in the forefront during the planning stage, and essential contingencies were made to mitigate any potential surprises.
To resolve the complexity of the project, streamline the workflow, and for ease of logistics, a monorail system was built so the old tank could be taken out efficiently, piece by piece, after it was dismantled. Limited access also meant that each new dish head had to come in two pieces, and without enough room to maneuver, many large work pieces had to come in with specific orientation and rotated into final positions per a predetermined exacting plan.
Understanding that there was no room for error and maintaining our high-quality standards were paramount to the quick success of this project. We worked diligently to meet our customers needs and accomplished the tasks that our customers feared nearly impossible to achieve.
How can RECO Constructors help resolve the challenges before you?