When a refinery on the Gulf Coast needed a 66-foot-tall framed structure to support a 120-foot-tall pressure vessel, Tindall thought outside the box. Working closely with the project’s engineer and owner, Tindall took the existing cast-in-place plans and redesigned the geometry to provide a total precast solution — the first support structure of its kind in a petrochemical facility.
This innovation reduced the total completed cost and helped cut the projects schedule from months to weeks. With the pressure vessel reaching heights of nearly 200 feet, Tindall created the largest precast columns, beams, and ring beams we’ve ever produced to handle the complex wind and thermal loading conditions. We also designed and are fabricating a special positioning frame that will be used to assist with the accurate orientation and relative placement of the components during erection.
Our expert engineers and experienced research and development team leverage the capabilities of precast, prestressed concrete to develop this landmark total precast solution — and we’re ready to do the same for your next project. Schedule a Lunch & Learn with a Tindall expert today to get more details about this industrial project and many more like it. We’re always pushing the boundaries of precast, and our next big industrial innovation could be your next success story.Schedule a Lunch & Learn