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CLIENT:

MarkWest

PROJECT TYPE:

New Laboratory Design

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Architectural
Civil
Structural
Mechanical
Electrical

LOCATION:

Washington, PA

MarkWest

MarkWest Energy Partners, LP operated a product control laboratory at its fractionation facility that needed replacement due to the existing facility being within a blast rated area because of plant expansion. PEDCO designed a new laboratory outside of the blast zone.

PEDCO reviewed the new location for the control lab, designed foundations, and designed site work including location of sanitary waste, storm water, domestic water, and fire water service to the new facility. Mechanically, new HVAC, hood exhaust, and gas piping systems were designed. Electrical, new internal and external lighting, electrical service and distribution within the building, tele/data, and fire alarm were designed. The laboratory facility also included offices, break room, and indoor and outdoor cylinder storage areas.

 
 
 
 
 

CLIENT:

Marathon Petroleum

PROJECT TYPE:

Laboratory Renovation

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Architectural
Mechanical
Electrical
Construction Administration

LOCATION:

Catlettsburg, Kentucky

SIZE:

RAD Laboratories 4,000 SF
Control Laboratories 10,000 SF

Marathon Petroleum Laboratory Upgrades

PEDCO Marathon Petroleum Company was interested in improving the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical systems serving its Refining Analysis and Development (RAD) and Control Laboratories at its Catlettsburg Refining facility in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. The laboratory buildings needed to be divided into chemical and fire control areas and PEDCO designed modifications to the existing walls to create the two 1-hour rated control areas needed in the building. The exhaust system serving the RAD laboratories was redesigned to provide Marathon full redundancy with a manifolded exhaust system to meet reliability goals of the project. PEDCO’s design resulted in a coordinated HVAC and exhaust system that met static pressure requirements as well as appropriate heating and cooling to maintain desired temperature in the labs. PEDCO also developed a phased approach for replacing existing electric panels within the labs to provide needed flexibility with power requirements without causing major disruptions during construction.

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CLIENT:

Pilot Chemical

PROJECT TYPE:

Office & Laboratory Renovation

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Architectural
Structural
Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Construction Administration

LOCATION:

Cincinnati, Ohio

SIZE:

61,000 SF

Pilot Chemical

PEDCO partnered with Pilot Chemical Company providing architecture and engineering design services for a multi-phase, fast paced project consisting of a 36,000 SF renovation of interior office space at the Centre Pointe III facility in West Chester, OH and a 25,000 SF interior lab and office renovation at their Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH. The renovation of the Technology Center and Laboratories required the occupied space to remain operational during construction.

PEDCO’s project goals consisted of creating a functional, natural flowing space. The renovated space is designed to retain and attract multi-generational talent, encouraging collaboration between teams, all while creating quiet workspace needed by some employees. PEDCO also developed a brand identity for PILOT facilities with a focus on the history, industry and
technology aspects of the company.

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CLIENT:

Procter and Gamble

 

PROJECT TYPE:

Laboratory Consolidation & Renovation

 

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Structural

 

LOCATION:

Cincinnati, OH

 

SIZE:

58,000 SF

P&G Research Laboratory

P&G needed to consolidate two research laboratories into one newly renovated laboratory capable of handling large volumes of flammable, combustible, and hazardous liquids. The newly consolidated laboratory was relocated into an existing office building and pilot research facility. The new facility included wet-chemistry laboratories, a scale-up research laboratory, flammable storage rooms, and constant-temperature constant-humidity storage rooms.

The project kicked-off with a programming study to analyze the feasibility of combining the multiple laboratories into one. Once complete, PEDCO provided engineering design services for the new laboratories. The mechanical systems for the project featured three new variable air volume manifold laboratory exhaust systems for the bench top and walk-in type fume hoods and general exhaust. Three new make-up air handling units and variable air volume make-up systems to the laboratory spaces were provided. New utilities including nitrogen, argon, helium, vacuum air, compressed air, and RO water were provided for the new laboratory spaces. The existing building electrical power supply required upgrades for the new laboratories. The electrical design included new electrical distribution for the laboratories and associated research equipment. The project included a backup power generator.

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CLIENT:

GE Aviation

PROJECT TYPE:

Laboratory Addition for Metals Research and Production

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Architectural
Interiors
Structural
Mechanical
Electrical 

LOCATION:

Cincinnati, Ohio

SIZE:

70,000 SF

Industrial Metal Coatings Laboratory

GE Aviation requested PEDCO to provide engineering services for a new research/production laboratory at their aircraft engine facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The scope of work included the total remodel of an existing factory space into a state-of-the-art metals coating facility for both research and production. The coatings of multiple aviation parts are included in this lab.

Work included metal treating furnace rooms, vapor phase coatings, complete chemical treatment room, hazardous materials storage, plasma spray booths, controlled temperature and humidity spaces, specialized welding chambers and a renovated two-story office area.

Equipment included all new HVAC to serve the various spaces, dust collection, central vacuum systems, chemical hoods and scrubber, process cooling water system, chillers, boilers, pumps and distribution, a complete process cooling water system. Exhaust air utilizes heat recovery to conserve energy. Process gases were also provided including oxygen, hydrogen, argon and nitrogen.

This project has helped our client reach many goals in research and development for the next generation of aviation innovations.

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CLIENT:

Marathon Petroleum

PROJECT TYPE:

New Laboratory

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Architectural
Structural
Fire Protection
Construction Administration

LOCATION:

Garyville, LA

SIZE:

29,000 SF

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.