Blast Proof Building Designed To House Arc Resistant Switchgear Lineup

Need & Challenge

A major petrochemical operator needed a 118ft long x 27ft wide blast proof construction building to house a very specialized 15KV-3000A-63KA arc resistant switchgear lineup.
Site constraints made manufacturing the building extremely challenging. W-Industries was tasked with providing a solution that could overcome these constraints without sacrificing integrity.
  • Project: Petrochemical Facility
  • Location: Baytown, Texas
  • Market(s): Downstream

Solution & Outcome

W-Industries designed, fabricated and manufactured the building so that it was split in nine pieces to accommodate the site constraints. The structure was built to maintain blast proof integrity in the splits. As a result, the operator was able to power a new Olefins plant within the complex.
Accommodated Manufacturing Site Constraints:
By providing a unique solution to divide the building into nine segments, W-Industries was able to manufacture the building while overcoming the site constraints.
Maintained Blast Proof Integrity:
W-Industries was committed to ensuring that even when meeting the requirement to manufacture the building within the site constraints, the building still maintained its blast-proof integrity.