Innovative Platform Structural Design

Platform System Provides Additional Capacity Without Building Expansion

The Challenge

A cereal manufacturer needed to expand their manufacturing capacity but were space constrained.

Our Solution

Sterling performed structural engineering services required to design a hanging platform for a particulate room.

Sterling also performed structural services on a hanging structural support for vibratory conveyors and catwalks and a hanger support for a 13’ rough top belt conveyor.

This included the following: Three-dimensional computer-assisted structural analysis of the steel platforms and hangers for both particulate room and vibratory catwalk.

Structural design of members, connections and attachment details. Checked the existing structure for additional load and reinforced the structural members, if necessary. Prepared design drawings along with the necessary specifications and details for a particulate room, a vibratory catwalk, and a conveyor support hanger system. Prepare a set of design drawings with Structural Engineer’s seal for permit purposes. Generated detailed shop drawings for particulate room, vibratory catwalk and hanger support along with Bill of Materials.

The Results

Sterling was successfully able to enhance space at the client’s site. They designed a hanging platform system to support the new equipment that was comprised of a particulate room, vibratory catwalk and conveyors. They incorporated the new equipment on time and within budget without having to incur the costs of a building expansion.

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