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Coca Cola Plant Pipe Painting for Safety in Alsip, IL

Location: Alsip, Illinois
Industry:
Food and Beverage
Location:
Alsip, Illinois
Services Performed:
Pipe Painting
Sq footage of work:
2,000

Client Background

Coca Cola, a total beverage company, has been a household name since its inception in 1886. With a rich history of innovation and social impact, Coca Cola has expanded its beverage portfolio to over 200 brands, serving more than 2.2 billion servings daily across over 200 countries. 

Facility Description

The project took place in a Coca Cola bottling and distribution plant located in Alsip, Illinois. This facility is a crucial node in Coca Cola’s extensive global distribution network, ensuring products meet quality standards and are delivered efficiently across various regions.

Requested Maintenance

The plant required comprehensive pipe preparation and painting services within its compressor and ammonia rooms to bring these critical areas up to code. This project was essential for maintaining the safety and operational efficiency of the facility, given the complex network of pipes carrying various materials including gas, ammonia, and chemicals.

Decision Driver and Timing

The primary driver for this project was the urgent need to clearly identify pipes carrying different materials to prevent hazardous situations. Ensuring the safety of the facility and compliance with regulatory standards was paramount, given the potential risks associated with the materials in question.

Scope of Work

  • Scaffold and ladder setup in tight spaces due to the inability to use lifts
  • Preparation of pipes for painting, including thorough cleaning and priming
  • Painting of pipes in compressor and ammonia rooms, using colors to code different materials for easy identification
  • Careful navigation around critical components such as shut-offs, meters, and valves to prevent system shutdowns or leaks

Notable Details

Innovative Solutions for Tight Spaces

The project team overcame the challenge of limited space by utilizing scaffolding and ladders, ensuring that all areas were accessible without compromising safety or efficiency.

Precision and Safety

The team's meticulous approach ensured that work was carried out without disturbing the plant's intricate network of pipes and valves, preventing any potential hazardous incidents.

Compliance and Upgradation

The project not only brought the facility's pipe system up to code but also significantly enhanced safety by making it easier to identify the materials being transported through each pipe.

Client-Contractor Partnership

This project underscored the strong partnership between Coca Cola and Painters USA, demonstrating our ability to tackle complex challenges through innovative solutions and meticulous planning. Our team's expertise in industrial painting, coupled with a deep understanding of the client's operational needs, ensured the project's success.

Client Satisfaction

The project was completed to the client's satisfaction, with all objectives met within the stipulated timeframe. The enhanced coding system for the pipes has significantly reduced the risk of hazardous situations, ensuring the plant operates safely and efficiently. Our ability to adapt to the unique challenges of the workspace and deliver high-quality results reinforces our position as a trusted partner for industrial maintenance services.

Industry:
Food and Beverage
Location:
Alsip, Illinois
Services Performed:
Pipe Painting
Sq footage of work:
2,000
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