Industrial Facilities

Overview:

Whittemore and Haigh Engineering Inc. engineers have performed hundreds of projects for industrial facilities. Types of projects include platforms, mezzanines, hoists and cranes, OSHA load ratings, pipe bridges, containment structures, equipment supports and foundations, stack foundations, bulk storage bin design, existing condition documentation, building additions and new buildings. Industries served include manufacturing, warehousing, food processing, chemical processing, foundries, battery manufacturing, and metals processing.

 

Featured Projects

Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA

Bulk Oxygen System Replacement – Gregory Moser, PE served as Project Manager for the engineering design of the replacement of an existing foundation for a bulk oxygen system. Services included structural engineering and site engineering services to design a new foundation and enclosure for the bulk oxygen system located at the site of an existing system. The bulk oxygen system enclosure included the design of a steel framed canopy for the oxygen manifold system and a new bulk delivery unloading area for bulk delivery trucks. Also coordinated and prepared submittals to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

 

Cabot Performance Materials - Boyertown, PA

Gregory Moser, PE, served as Project Manager, and senior structural engineer performing site structural surveys and documentation, and engineering design for over ninety projects at this exotic metals manufacturing facility. The facility consists of numerous interconnected and individual buildings dating back to the 1940's. The majority of projects included the field documentation of the existing structural systems and facilities at the plant in addition to the design of platforms, hoist systems, building additions, pipe bridge structures, building analysis, and code review.

 

Lycoming Engines - Williamsport, PA

As lead Structural Engineer and Project Manager, Gregory Moser, PE, performed over a dozen projects at the Lycoming Engines facility involving documentation and analysis of the existing building structure to verify the structure is adequate to support overhead hoists from the roof trusses. The 400,000 square foot facility consists of multiple buildings and additions coupled together over the past 100 years. No drawings of the building structures exist. The projects consisted of verification of the existing roof trusses to ensure they were adequate to support numerous existing hoists hanging from the structure and also for installation of new hoist systems which were also supported by the roof trusses. The existing trusses, columns, beams, and connections of the structure supporting the hoists were measured to determine their member sizes and analyzed to current code requirements to determine if the structure is adequate for the imposed loads.