Atlas Point Chemicals Manufacturing Plant, New castle, de
Shambaugh & Son’s (Shambaugh) Fire Protection group was selected to help construct a crucial expansion to Croda International’s (Croda) Atlas Point specialty chemicals manufacturing facility.
The project equipped the facility with advanced fire protection systems, in order to keep the plant, its cutting-edge equipment, and Croda’s employees safe. By leveraging bio- ethanol instead of traditional petrochemical, the plant reduces its environmental impact without sacrificing efficiency or performance standards.
Committed to environmental stewardship, Croda International determined it would make a significant investment in green technology at its chemical plant in New Castle, Delaware. By expanding the facility and outfitting it with state-of-the-art equipment, Croda International aimed to make its manufacturing process more efficient and, more importantly, sustainable.
Shambaugh’s scope of services focused on protecting the facility’s vital processing equipment, stacks, vessels, tanks, pumps, pipe racks, and other areas housing the plant’s critical systems. Using 3D building information modeling (BIM) software, the Shambaugh team installed a fire protection network of open-head deluge systems across the facility, including on process stacks exceeding 180 feet in height.
During the project, Shambaugh delivered the following:
- Seven pre-fabricated valve houses
- Site-erected 20’ x 35’ pump house
- Two fire pumps, with associated devices
- 23 different fire protection systems
- Three FM200 clean-agent fire suppression systems Approximately 2,100 open spray nozzles
- Vapor dispersion system for an emergency spill pond
Croda International PLC is a British specialty chemicals company that has been operating in the United States since 1950. With multiple manufacturing centers spread internationally, Croda’s business focuses on the production of surfactants, dietary supplements, and fatty acid amides.