Strem manufactures and markets specialty chemicals of high purity.
- Client's website
Strem needed to upgrade their facility to provide H (high hazard) rated space for storage and operations.
The existing building had a previous design for H that included blast resistant construction. SPEC utilized a deflagration mitigation approach to accomplish the same result at a fraction of the cost.
· Budget & Schedule
o The contract basis was fixed cost construction
o Project value: approximately $1.5 Million
o Executed on schedule and on budget
· Code Considerations
o The facility design complied with Massachusetts Building Code and NFPA code
o SPEC held a pre-construction fire department review of the design basis, including the State Fire Marshall’s office.
· Rigorous Technical Requirements
o A key project target was that the exhaust rate be no less than 1 CFM/sqft
o Special utilities included standby power, LEL system with shunt trip, fume hood sash position flow control
· Project Construction
o Total building: 15,000 sqft
o Area renovated: 5,000 sqft
o All construction was performed during continuing operations