HVAC System Design in Pre-existing Spaces

Designing an HVAC system to meet the requirements of a Class 1000/Class 100 pharmaceutical manufacturing clean room is not a simple task under the best circumstances.  I was asked to design this system for a clean room that was being converted from existing building space and therefore had ceiling space that was already congested with ductwork and piping that served other areas of the building.

I addressed this issue by completing detailed field documentation beforehand.  This allowed me to then design new ductwork that would fit in the existing space with all the existing ductwork and piping.

Danvers, MA Explosion, Ventilation Analysis

The large explosion that occurred at the Danvers, MA, CAI, Inc. manufacturing facility in November of 2006 was investigated by the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.  Several key issues were highlighted in the investigation report (2007-03-I-MA), one of them being the safe handling of flammable liquids.

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