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Davit Program

SPEC provided Engineering Design Services as well as fabrication, installation and construction oversight of vessel entry and retrieval platform davit hoist systems for ten existing vessels within a pharmaceutical process area. SPEC’s civil and structural engineers designed and prepared construction drawings for the prefabricated davit arm connection and anchorage to the supporting platform steel considering OSHA’s regulations for fall protection and fall arrest load ratings. SPEC secured and awarded the fabrication and installation of the davit anchorage and structural platform modifications to a local contractor, and SPEC provided oversight for the field construction services associated with the installation. SPEC personnel completed site specific safety orientation to gain badge access to restricted clean rooms to complete the work scope. Final walk-downs with the client of the installed platform davit systems were conducted to obtain acceptance of the finished product prior to releasing the construction contractor from service.  SPEC maintained and provided record drawings for the work.

Services Provided: Project Management and Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Design and Drafting, Safety, Construction Management

Client: Pharmaceutical Company

Project Location: Northeast, USA

Tote Stability Analysis

SPEC provided engineering services for a stability study of a new 500-liter polypropylene tote used to store and transport materials within a clean room area for a Pharmaceutical company. The work relied heavily on SPEC’s previous experience with the Client and knowledge of the facility operations. SPEC conducted an analysis of the tote using the known geometry (dimensions, empty weight, caster locations, etc.) and conservative assumptions for any unknowns (such as the center of gravity locations) as it relates to the overturning stability during operation and storage. Both the empty and full cart scenarios were considered. The maximum safe force that can be applied to the tote without tipping it over was calculated, representing the condition of the tote being bumped into accidently during storage with the caster’s locked. The movement of the tote around a curve (caster’s unlocked) was considered the governing transport condition and the maximum safe velocity was determined. SPEC also considered a collision scenario where the leading caster’s hit an obstacle. The maximum safe velocity was calculated for this condition to prevent tipping of the cart. SPEC provided a report that defined the parameters of the analysis and the conditions required to maintain the stability of the tote. The report was reviewed with the client and SPEC provided recommendations for safe and stable operations.

Services Provided: Civil/Structural Engineering, Safety

Client: Pharmaceutical Company

Project Location: Northeast, USA

Gasoline Additive System Installation Across US Terminals

SPEC provided project development, engineering, permitting, drafting, procurement support, and construction support for the additive of a new customer gasoline additive injection system at 17 distribution terminals across the United States. SPEC’s tasks included assisting in the definition of the overall project scope, permitting, modification of existing additive systems, installation of new additive systems (i.e. injectors, pumps, injection points, piping, tubing, etc.), and design and installation of new additive tanks. SPEC design and project scope allowed for distribution terminals to handle roll out of new gasoline additive across the United States.

Services Provided: Project Development, Engineering, Design, Procurement, Permitting, Construction Support

Client: Major Oil Company

Project Location: 17 Terminals AcrossUSA

Project Length: Two years

SPEC Project Team Size: 15


Guam & CNMI

SPEC completes EPC contract for terminal engineering services in the west pacific islands of Guam & CNMI

Baltimore, MD

SPEC staff receive safety award for over 50,000 hours of on site project completed without a reportable/recordable injury.