We provided the complete mechanical design for the "reverse polymerization" processing plant which breaks down tires with microwaves. Our design included infeed purge chambers, microwave tunnel, water seal, cooling systems, gas extraction systems, piping supports, equipment layout, detailed dwgs and more. This was a first of its kind pilot plant which was designed to handle 900 tires each day. See EWI's video below for an overview of the process.
This project involved the replacement of an aging Ø48" coke oven gas pipe with a new one which was rerouted to improve future access to the area. We first scanned the entire area in 3D with our laser scanner. Next, we modeled all existing pipes, buildings & supporting structure in 3D. Our new route was then developed with this 3D model, and once complete it was was analyzed for stress & movement based on the ASME codes. We finished off the design with pipe supports, and then dwgs of piping and structure were developed.
This project involved rerouting 200+ small bore pipe around a blastfurnace. The pipes were being rerouted to allow improved access for inspections to increase safety in the area. The blastfurnace & area was scanned in 3D, and existing pipes were extracted from scan. The entire area was modeled using existing drawing in conjunction with the scan data. New routes were developed in the 3D model working around existing piping & structure. Pipe supports were design, and dwgs of piping and structure were developed.
We designed the structure and mechanism to attach a gas transfer duct (u-tube) to the oven charging car (larry car). Our design lifts the u-tube off the ovens, and moves it in close to the larry car so the larry car can move into the coal tower to be refilled after each charge.