Food & Tobacco Packaging

Peachtree City, Georgia

Tiernan & Patrylo Design Group was selected for the design and construction of this Class I, Division I, high hazard expansion in accordance with rigid insurance requirements and NFPA guidelines.

Highly flammable chemicals are heated up, requiring stringent explosion proof regulations, including the de-sign of the structure to withstand a 120psf blast load. The structure was designed to accommodate the strict space requirements that prohibit obstructions in front of the pressure relief panels for the process equipment, process ductwork, and process piping. The interior ma-sonry partition is blast proof to protect adjacent spaces, while being non-load bearing. This design includes an underground piping containment system installed to col-lect any chemical spills under a chemical and static re-sistant sloping floor. Floor scuppers allow fire suppres-sion foam to exit the building once the containment tank exceeds capacity. Also, explosion prevention measures are utilized, such as explosion proof fixtures and con-trols, 100% fresh air supply, and complex humidification process reduce static resistance. TPDG installed the process equipment purchased by the client to provide a turn key project.