Purolator Filters hired FDH to study its complex oil filter manufacturing space for the design and installation of a new cooling system. The manufacturing plant was inadequately cooled, and years of retrofits added heat creating equipment and stress to the aging infrastructure. FDH performed a heat load and energy efficiency study while FDH's structural engineering practice group completed a concurrent building load study. FDH delivered a comprehensive conceptual design budget for two 400-ton water-cooled chillers serving four rooftop air handlers and three interior air turnover units.
Targa Resources Investigation
FDH performed an investigation of an as-built concrete foundation. First, the slab was scanned with ground penetrating radar using electromagnetic energy in order to locate internal reinforcement and to identify possible pile or grade beam locations. A concrete core was tested for compressive strength. Dispersive Wave testing was performed at five locations in order to determine foundations’ overall, in-situ sizes.