McDermid Canning Ltd, Bordesley, Birmingham

McDermid Canning Ltd, Bordesley, Birmingham

Client: McDermid Canning Ltd
Contractor: ITS
Value: £138,000 + VAT
Type of works: supply of a mezzanine plant platform and fitting-out of the McDermid Canning laboratory.

McDermid Canning needed to create an additional production facility for the manufacture of a new range of automotive chemical products, which required a major new chemical mixing facility and quality testing laboratory on their existing site.

The main mezzanine level, at 4.2m in height, accommodates control equipment, chemical inflow into 11 no-large mixing tanks and a laboratory and office complex. An upper walkway, 6.9m high, extends the entire length of the platform, providing access to all high-level services, in addition to suspended services support and control equipment mounting.

The chemical tanks are ground-floor standing but pass through the durbar steel, deck surface at plant platform level, where a no-loss standard is rigidly maintained through the use of fully-welded deck plates and perimeter toeboards. These add a special resin coating to the deck to create a fully-tanked surface. A special sump was created directly beneath the upper walkway as an added safeguard to catch any spillages when servicing pipes, valves and hoses etc.

A wide range of load capacities were required across the various floor areas and levels, from lightweight office, to large flow pipes, to 1,200kg pallets of raw materials which are used in the mixing tanks.

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