Chicago Bridge & Iron
El Dorado, Arkansas - USA
Pipe Fabricator Converts Extreme Safety Liability To Thriving Blasting Hub
CB&I’s blast booths were in a state of disrepair that proved problematic to worker safety and production. The doors to the blast booths didn’t operate properly and their exhaust system was choking the airflow, putting enormous strain on their dust collector equipment.
CB&I wanted to find a way to strategically upgrade their existing facilities to address safety concerns and regulations, improve air ventilation, and increase production—without having to tear down and completely replace their existing booths.
BlastOne designed and implemented a plan to upgrade CB&I’s current facilities in a way that would comply with safety standards, improve working conditions, and increase the facilities’ durability.
The upgrades to the facilities included:
- Newly installed doors to keep blasting environment isolated.
- Exhaust plenums designed to increase airflow in the booth.
- Reduced debris collection in light fixtures to improve visibility.
CB&I is extremely pleased by the results of the project. The upgrade saved them over $500,000 by not having to completely replace their blast booths.
Their dust collection improvement changed the visibility in the booth. The upgrades solved their safety concerns and produced a significant boost to blasting throughput.