William A. Kibbe & Associates provided engineering design services for the GM Saginaw Metal Casting Operation (SMCO) GAxx Project – a semi-permanent mold carousel process that produces aluminum castings for the axle tube and housing. Approximately 90,000 SF of plant floor were renovated; all designs were generated in 3D and integrated into the plant 3D model.
Electrical design scope included re-lamping with high efficiency LED lighting with Plug-N-Go wiring leads, 120V power & receptacles, 110V receptacles, weld plugs, 480V power distribution, grounding of the new equipment and refurbishment of fans and air handlers.
Mechanical design scope included the refurbishment of air handling units and exhaust fans, supply and exhaust distribution ductwork, piping for compressed air, natural gas, argon, nitrogen, as well as chilled water supply and return piping. We also provided an assessment of the existing chilled water system to determine if it had sufficient capacity for the new cast line loads.