All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
 
All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Substation & Mechanical Selective Demolition: Out With the Old

Substation and Mechanical Selective Demolition

A new pharmaceutical company took over an existing North Jersey facility with plans for major demolition and renovation. Design work began immediately, and long-lead equipment was ordered early on. To meet the aggressive schedule, a parallel selective demolition plan was developed by R. Baker & Son in anticipation of the arrival of the new equipment. 

Plans called for a new, larger electrical service requiring removal of an existing substation and installation of a new one. Two existing 600 HP boilers were slated for removal to make way for eight smaller high-efficiency boilers. Four 75-ton chillers, only five years old, were to remain, but aged 100% outside air handlers and associated piping were to be replaced by new recirculating units and required demolition. Because the facility was to be operational for the duration of the project, however, it was necessary for utilities and HVAC systems remain in place until new equipment arrived, at which point R. Baker & Son’s portion of the project would need to move forward swiftly. This required a close team effort between the Baker team, electrical and mechanical contractors, and the owner.  

The first, and most critical, swap-out was the removal of a 1500 kVA single-ended substation and installation of a 2500 kVA double-ended substation on a newly-enlarged concrete pad. After weeks of planning and preparation, the electrical shutdown began on a Friday night.  Following all lockout-tagout procedures, the equipment removal proceeded through the weekend. The new substation was rigged in place on Monday morning, and reconnection began immediately, with a one-week timeframe to get the power back on. 

Over the next several consecutive Fridays, R. Baker & Son removed the two existing boilers so the eight smaller boilers could be rigged, set, installed in place, and readied for piping. Finally, the air handlers were removed in a set sequence to keep the cooling system running while the new units were installed.  The Baker team performed asset recovery of the boilers and substations for resale allowed the owner to recoup their value and reduce the overall cost of the project.

R. Baker & Son - All Industrial Services
190 Boundary Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-222-3553
http://rbaker.com/selective-demolition.php

Full News Archive

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Recent News

Taking On Diverse Tasks on Renovation and Construction Projects
Taking On Diverse Tasks on Renovation and Construction Projects

Large renovations projects can be multi-faceted in depth and scope, and oftentimes a variety of small, unassigned tasks emerge as work progresses. Because these unexpected elements can make or break...
Rigging Operations, Winter Safety, Rigging Contractor
Crane & Rigging Operations and Safety During Winter

Winter is here, and as always, frigid temperatures, ice, and snow have the potential to create hazards that require crane and rigging personnel to take special precautions. These safeguards apply not...
Demolition Safety: Structural Shoring and Bracing, NYC
Demolition Safety: Structural Shoring and Bracing

Demolition and dismantling require trained workers with a strong grasp of physics concepts like fulcrum, shear, balance, moment, pressure, electrical and mechanical energy, weight, density, pinch...
Warehouse Demolition, NYC Emergency Service Call
Emergency Warehouse Demolition

The owner of a 25,000 square foot Brooklyn warehouse was in a serious bind. A wall and part of the roof of the recently-vacated building had unexpectedly collapsed, and the remaining walls appeared...
riggers and millwrights, lyophilizer
Rigging & Assembly Teams Install Pharma Fill Line

R. Baker & Son was contracted by a long-time client to install a large vial fill line with a Class 100 environmental tunnel with a large lyophilizer and auto-loader system. This entailed rigging...
Rigging & Building Information Modeling
Planning A Rigging Project w/ BIM

R. Baker & Son worked closely with a client and their design firm to get upfront budget pricing for rigging building and process equipment on a large process manufacturing facility project. The...
curtain wall demolition contractor NYC
Expert in NYC Curtain Wall Dismantling and Demolition

Ever since construction of the glass-clad United Nations Secretariat Building was completed in 1952, skyscrapers encased in sparkling glass curtain walls have come to dominate the New York City...
Interior Demolition - Wet Saw
Interior Demo: Mid-Project Changes Save Time and Money

Discovering an opportunity for substantial cost savings during a project in progress is always a welcome surprise, which was the case on a warehouse renovation in which R. Baker & Son was tasked...