OPTIMUM OPERATING FACILITY

INDUSTRIAL

At Engineered Air Balance, our team is specifically trained, equipped, and technically astute to the unique needs of the Industrial industry. Our experience has spanned from petrochemical facilities to nuclear power plants to manufacturing facilities to pharmaceutical operations and technology production. 

Our past projects include nuclear weapons production cleanrooms, industrial hydronic process control, industrial ventilation and even cooling systems for nuclear power facilities.  

In addition to our technical experience, our team understands the unique regulatory, safety, and security requirements that are present in these facilities. 

Alcon Laboratories – William C. Conner Research Center

Alcon LaboratoriesEAB has had the pleasure of serving and supporting Alcon Laboratories Inc. as a long-term client at their ophthalmic research lab facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The William C. Conner Research Center was originally built in 1982 and underwent renovations in 2007.   

This project consisted of Testing and Balancing, point and sensor calibration verification, control sequence verification, as well as room pressure and air change verification during the multi-year renovation and addition of the animal husbandry research building and vivarium. 

EAB supported Alcon Labs by reviewing the design of the project for balance-ability. The buildings are served by large air handling systems with energy recovery and high plume type laboratory exhaust fan systems. In addition to an already complex laboratory control design, special software was developed by the control contractor to monitor the Phoenix air valves beyond what the manufacturer provided, which resulted in additional and unique verification requirements for EAB. 

The vivarium had very sophisticated room pressure requirements and pressure cascades.  As experts in our field, our team was able to meet the unique requirements by listening to our client’s needs and using our consistent approach to deliver an optimum operating facility.

Alcon Laboratories – William C. Conner Research CenterAlcon Laboratories – William C. Conner Research Center

EAB has had the pleasure of serving and supporting Alcon Laboratories Inc. as a long-term client at their ophthalmic research lab facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The William C. Conner Research Center was originally built in 1982 and underwent renovations in 2007.   

This project consisted of Testing and Balancing, point and sensor calibration verification, control sequence verification, as well as room pressure and air change verification during the multi-year renovation and addition of the animal husbandry research building and vivarium. 

EAB supported Alcon Labs by reviewing the design of the project for balance-ability. The buildings are served by large air handling systems with energy recovery and high plume type laboratory exhaust fan systems. In addition to an already complex laboratory control design, special software was developed by the control contractor to monitor the Phoenix air valves beyond what the manufacturer provided, which resulted in additional and unique verification requirements for EAB. 

The vivarium had very sophisticated room pressure requirements and pressure cascades.  As experts in our field, our team was able to meet the unique requirements by listening to our client’s needs and using our consistent approach to deliver an optimum operating facility.

MEGlobal Plant Support Building

EAB provided Testing and Balancing services and facilitated Building Commissioning duties on the MEGlobal Plant Support Building, a two-story, 53,000 square foot refinery support building with a control area, maintenance bay, and a research lab. 

During construction, we tested and balanced the HVAC systems, verified HVAC control point and sensor calibration, developed, and performed HVAC control sequence verification, while working closely with the control contractor to refine the laboratory sequence and functionality. Our highly organized team of experts succeeded in turning tested systems over in a timely manner to meet construction deadlines.

The Total Building Commissioning scope of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems included management of the commissioning process. Unique to this project, we assisted the construction team by providing schedule development feedback and in-depth coordination of construction activities to meet a rigorous turnover schedule for the owner. In addition, we also created and reviewed all system verification checklists, developed and facilitated all Functional Performance Testing and Integrated Systems Testing for the entire facility. Our team reviewed the owner’s training process, as well as, all O&M documentation for compliance with the project requirements.    

Due to the location of the facility and the surrounding chemical plants, our team verified the gas detection system, and its interaction with the HVAC systems. This was a special condition for this industrial project, that helped them achieve an optimum operating facility.