Core Box Cleaning System
Mechanical – Process
This project entailed installing a $2 million core box cleaning system at the Saginaw metal castings operation of a Big Three automaker. Core box cleaning systems use high-pressure water to remove sand particles that plug air vents inside of foundry equipment.
JDI provided engineering services to prepare the site for the machinery and equipment installation. Our efforts included site visitations for determining the requirements for air pressure, water supply, voltage requirements, floor space, floor weight capacity, plant truss height/structural support capacity, and required floor trenches and pits. We were responsible for notifying the client of any machinery and equipment with installation and operational requirements exceeding the facility’s parameters.
The project spanned four months from contract awarding to Installation Safety & Testing Certification completion.
The design services provided by JDI included the layout of all equipment and the development of 3D models to show the machinery and equipment connected to the required utilities, including compressed air, natural gas, city water, industrial sewer, cooling tower water, power Ethernet cable, and nitrogen.