Piping Installation

A3 Altitude Test Stand

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, MS

Customer: Roy Anderson/NASA

Project consists of providing all mechanical labor and material to support the J-2X engine testing on A3 Test Sand. Piping includes stainless steel, cryogenic, and carbon steel systems to carry various fluids, include liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and alcohol, from loading stations, over the ground, and 200+ feet up the test stand. ICI was also responsible for receiving, handling, and installation of 3 LOX vessels (321,000 lbs each), 9 Industrial Water vessels (290,000 lbs each), two Isopropyl Alcohol Tanks (260,000 lbs each), and 32 GN2 Bottles of 1000 cu. ft capacity each.

ICI was responsible for procurement, cryogenic cleaning, and installation of over 700 individual component, including various valves, filters, and expansion joints, as well as procurement and installation of stainless steel piping systems including high pressure and vacuum jacketed pipe to transport liquid hydrogen from associated barge docks to the test stand. In addition ICI was responsible for installation and handling of over $50 million in Government Furnished Equipment, including single valves costing over $100,000.

This job included strict quality control standards including radiographic inspection on the majority of welds.

EELV LAUNCH FACILITY

Location: Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg AFB, California.

Customer: Boeing

Project consists of major mechanical modification of the ground support pressure systems at the existing Space Launch Complex 6.

Project includes 7,000 feet of vacuum jacketed liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen piping, 45,000 feet of stainless steel unjacketed piping, 130,000 feet of stainless steel tubing, HVAC, plumbing, instrumentation and controls, and hydraulic systems which include the fixed umbilical tower system which consists of an 8 foot supply line with 1 1/2 inch wall thickness. The modifications facilitate launch of Boeing’s Delta IV rocket.

B-2 Test Stand Modification

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.

Customer: NASA.

Project consists of major demolition of the B-2 Test Stand and modifications that included structural steel, cryogenic piping, process piping including oxygen, nitrogen, and hydraulic systems, instrumentation and electrical systems to support the testing of the Boeing Delta IV rocket engine.

HIGH LEVEL WASTE TANK FARM REPLACEMENT

Location: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory 
Customer: MK-Ferguson Company
Project consisted of repair and replacement of high level radioactive waste piping systems. Existing piping systems were removed and replaced with secondarily contained stainless steel piping. Project included excavation of 3,000 cubic yards of highly radioactive soil and installation of 20,000 linear feet of stainless steel piping, modification of 23 existing valve boxes, and construction of one new valve box.

TEST STAND 116

Location: Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama.  
Customer: NASA
Project was for the construction of a new test facility which included providing and installing liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, and liquid methane cryogenic piping, ultra high pressure piping, hydraulic piping, high pressure water piping, tubing and components, structural steel, concrete, electrical, and controls.

E-2 ULTRA HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Customer: NASA
Project consists of furnishing and installing ultra high pressure (15,000 psi) nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen piping. Work included excavation for utilities, placement of concrete piers for tank and pipe supports, instrument and purge tubing, piping fabrication
and installation.

E-2 Test Stand Expansion to Support Vertical

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Customer: NASA
Project consists of mechanical modifications to cryogenic and process piping systems to facilitate testing of a vertical thrust engine.

RS-68 Modification for Dual Engine Testing

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.

Customer: NASA

Project consists of major demolition of the B1 Test Stand and modifications to include steel, cryogenic piping, oxygen, nitrogen, hydraulic systems, etc, to allow for dual engine testing. Work included demolition of major structural members, piping, and electrical systems. New work included piping fabrication and installation, installation of vacuum jacketed piping systems, installation for purge and hydraulic tubing, placement of pumps, switch gear and overhead hoists, instrument and power wiring. This project was to support the testing of Boeing’s Delta 4 rocket engine.

COMPONENT TEST FACILITY

Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Customer: NASA
Project consisted of providing and installing cryogenic piping, ultra high pressure piping, hydraulic piping, high pressure water piping, tubing and components, cleaning and testing. Work included fabrication and installation of piping with wall thickness up to 6″, purge and hydraulic tubing, installation of 15,000 psi control valves, placement of high pressure gas tanks, and erection of flare stacks.

PUMPHOUSE AND VALVE EXTENSION

Location: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota.     

Customer: Corps of Engineers.

Project consisted of installation of new hydrant pits, isolation pits, filter separators, rolling covers, pumps, aviation fuel piping, electrical, and controls.