Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Trident Wharf B-79150 Compressed Air Replacement

Government - Federal
Central Florida

This project involved replacing the existing shore side, ship service compressed air systems located in Building 79150 at the Trident Wharf of Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Due to age, the existing shore service compressed air system had developed leaks and was operating inefficiently. The air dryer unit had broken down and was not in use. Foresight Construction Group replaced the existing systems with new, economical, durable, efficient and low-maintenance compressed air systems, minimizing leakage rates to below 10 percent of maximum flow rate. Compressed air quality was improved through the implementation of filters, along with properly sized new air dryer and after-coolers. The new compressor controls allowed for automatic operation, limiting the need for user intervention.

Foresight provided a new wall-mounted ventilation system to building 79150 and replaced all of the compressed air supply piping, fittings and piping accessories inside the building, through roadway utility trench, crossing over the adjoining bridge, to all utility access boxes on the Trident Wharf – approximately 1,700 LF of pipe. All compressed air station manifolds in the wharf utility boxes, including branch piping to manifolds, fittings, valves, supports and accessories were replaced.

Demolition and new equipment installation phases were carefully coordinated to minimize disruption of the day-to-day operation of the Trident Wharf activities. Foresight’s experienced Federal Projects team successfully met the Owner’s strict administrative, scheduling, safety and base security requirements.