Tindall precast concrete meets the demands of harsh petrochemical plant environments with incredible durability, greater construction speed, and higher levels of quality assurance.
The Tindall Precast Advantage
Patented precast concrete innovations provide structural efficiency and durability faster and for a lower total cost.
When compared to other types of construction, such as fireproofed steel and cast-in-place concrete, nothing is more uniquely suited to meeting the construction requirements of petrochemical plants and withstanding their harsh environments than Tindall’s precast concrete.
With a number of patented systems for various applications, Tindall’s emulative precast solutions provide the fire and blast resistances, durability, and structural efficiency of cast-in-place construction. However, with an erection rate per member that’s faster than steel, projects benefit from fewer workers on site for less time, lower general condition costs, and improved safety. Other benefits include construction flexibility, faster starts to erection and other trades, the ability to use full moment frames to reduce foundation costs, and the elimination of the clutter from bracing. With Tindall precast concrete, all of these factors combine to dramatically reduce the total cost of plant construction.
The inherent fire resistance of concrete is a distinct advantage over steel construction. In addition, its mass provides damping for the structure, reducing vibration for better equipment operation.
Moving a large majority of the production work off-site provides considerable benefits to construction schedules. It also promotes a safer construction site by eliminating on-site congestion and significantly reducing reliance on field labor.
Tindall’s precast solutions provide structural integrity that is comparable to cast-in-place and superior to steel. The difference is that precast concrete can be constructed more safely, in less time, and for a lower total cost.
Lake Charles, LA
Tindall created an emulative precast plan for this project. With two massive manufacturing facilities nearby, Tindall was able to rapidly engineer, fabricate, deliver, and erect the required members.
Through the conversion of an existing cast-in-place design to precast, Tindall was able to complete one of this project’s process structures in one week, instead of the originally estimated five months.
These two projects, a packing facility and a blast-resistant office building, required a total of 185 precast architectural wall panels, each 8” thick and 14’ wide. Later, 16 industrial transformer separation panels were added to the office building project scope.
Tindall worked with Jacobs Engineering to transform cast-in-place drawings into emulative precast constructions, including two 40-foot-tall table top structures that each support a 1,500-ton reactor vessel, plus three other structures.
Lake Charles, LA
When one of the largest import terminals in the U.S. needed pipe supports, our precast offered comparable structural integrity to the original fireproofed steel design, but could be constructed faster and at a lower cost.
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