Integrated Facility Services completed upgrades to increase capacity and modernize process equipment at the ELANTAS PDG manufacturing facility in Downtown St. Louis. The complex project involved the installation of a new chemical condenser to replace an aging process condenser. Used in the manufacturing of electrical wire insulation, the shell and tube chemical condenser transfers heat during the manufacturing process of one of the compounds required to manufacture wire insulation.
IFS served as the prime contractor for the fast-track project, which was completed during a 10-day scheduled maintenance shutdown to avoid disruption to operations.
IFS constructed a rollable carriage to transport the new, 3,600-pound Rx-5 chemical condenser to the third floor of the ELANTAS PDG processing plant. IFS fabricated and installed a 33-degree-angled support frame for increased drainability due to the viscosity of the material. The project also involved installing control valves as well as reconnecting all existing piping and adding new pipe insulation to the equipment.