Marathon Petroleum Garyville Laboratory
PEDCO provided architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering and design services for a new 29,000 SF control laboratory that also contains a 6,700 SF mezzanine. The new facility is comprised of 15,750 SF of laboratory space and 13,250 SF of support space that includes office, conference rooms, corridors, and break area. The laboratory was strategically located to meet both production and quality assurance requirements. The new laboratory is furnished with 77 fume hoods with variable volume controls and an 85,000 CFM makeup air handler. The makeup air handler and chillers were designed with an N+1 capacity to assist with maintenance and equipment failure.
Unique to this facility was a bulk gas storage facility exterior to the lab and an underground storage tank for laboratory waste. Fire protection criteria was set for a wet pipe sprinkler system for the majority of the facility and a dry pipe system for hazardous materials storage cooler. The facility includes an emergency operation center located on the mezzanine that has 100% backup power.