A major agricultural processor in a remote part of central Washington has an impossibly tight timeline to complete the installation and integration of nine stationary and numerous portable stainless steel tanks, process piping, and other equipment.
They turned to ICC’s Parts and Field Services certified contractors to complete phase 1 of the installation in a scant six weeks.
In addition to the tight timeline, the job itself was very complex, like assembling a “5,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that’s all the same color.”
Besides many design and scope changes, the Parts and Field Services crew demonstrated its trademark can-do attitude of doing what it takes to get the job done.
The Parts and Field Services group sells standard and custom parts and provides field services for new installation, maintenance, and repair jobs.
Pre-assembling the piping in the ICC NW fabrication shop gives the ICC team a thorough understanding of the layout, specifications, and how the entire system should be installed and integrated—helping them meet that six-week deadline for phase 1.
As a full-service design engineering and stainless steel fabrication firm, ICC Northwest has a unique advantage. ICC’s field installers have in-house access to all the technology, parts, and stainless steel pieces, backed not just by an entire company of designers, engineers, chemists, certified contractors, and procurement specialists, but also skilled stainless steel fabricators who can support clients with last-minute, custom fabrication.
Though the client’s remote location posed logistical challenges, the ICC team took it in stride, driving 8-hour round trips for additional parts and supplies as design changes necessitate.
Ultimately, the ICC Parts and Field Services crew completed phase 1 of the installation within the alotted timeframe. They have also placed a lead engineer on site to complete automation of the processing system in another month and take the client from zero to fully automated production capability before years end. Six weeks ahead of the anticipated completion date.