Arizona Thermal Solar Plant
Anvil EPS engineered and fabricated over 5000 custom pipe shoes for a vital power plant in Arizona. Extensive conceptual designs were made by the customer, along with individual loading conditions for each support. Anvil’s engineers finalized the plans and fabrication was done on an expedited basis to support critical construction parameters. To meet the customer's needs, a separate, dedicated, work shift was added to the production schedule. The project was completed on schedule, in record time.
A pipeline in North Dakota required a heavy load of crude and refined oil, where 90% of the pipeline was underground and exposed to a high voltage/low amperage cathodic protection system. PVC pipe slide pads cannot survive the high system loadings, and the customer required a quick design solution. It had to be adjustable for 30” thru 36” diameter pipe and maintain the same centerline of pipe rack, and withstand at least 30,000 lb load. The special design roller is designed to meet dielectric and low coefficient of friction.
Pennsylvania Power Plant
When one of our customers needed to have a 37 foot sway strut for their super critical piping system, Anvil EPS was up to the challenge. Our team of engineers worked closely with the customer to fully understand the application and specifications. There are several challenges associated with a sway strut of that size. According to Carlos Costa, New Product Development Manager, “One of the biggest challenges was the fact that this strut was on a riser and the load had to be evenly placed while still meeting the code criteria for buckling.”
In 2010 & 2011 Anvil EPS provided 600 safety-related pipe supports for the state of the art NextEra Energy’s Point Beach Nuclear plant in Wisconsin. To ensure top notch support during critical construction milestones, Anvil provided a 24/7 Project Engineer to address technical questions and expedite emergency material requests immediately. In recognition of these efforts, Anvil received Bechtel Power’s 2011 Key Supplier Award.