Ardagh Group Furnace #1 Exhaust Stack Extension
Port Allegany, NY
The purpose of the project was to perform a structural investigation and engineering evaluation of the furnace #1 exhaust stack in order to render an engineering opinion regarding its capacity to support a 10-foot-long extension to the top of the existing stack and its associated loading. The scope of the evaluation included performing on-site investigations, laboratory testing, review of available information and subsequent evaluations.
Unique Project Features
The existing stack required a thorough investigation to determine its capacity to support the stack extension.
Encorus Group Solution
Encorus staff performed an on-site investigation to assess the structure, obtain and test material samples, review of available information, and made recommendations for repair. A report was issued to the client.
Specific Project Tasks
- Perform site inspections to assess conditions
- Performed material sampling for strength testing
- Provide recommendations for repair
- Designed recommended repairs and additional structural support frame