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"The project was handled in a manner that always made you aware of your value as the customer. Jim (Lipten project manager) responded to all inquiries in a prompt and extremely professional manner. You could always sense that he was concerned about doing everything within his power to keep the project moving and the customer happy. John (Lipten site supervisor) did an outstanding job of coordinating the work in the field. He made the necessary contacts to get clarification for any questions that arose in a timely manner and was always in contact with the key players needed to keep the project moving. I’m pleased to be closing out my career with the State of Pennsylvania having had the opportunity to see a project of this magnitude completed without the ever familiar delays that typically occur within the layers of the State Government decision making process."
Michael McGrath, Allentown State Hospital
|Project: GM Wentzville, MS - Coal to Natural Gas Conversion|
Client: General Motors
Scope: Lipten is converting two coal-fired boilers to fire natural gas at the GM Wentzville assembly facility in Missouri. Lipten has converted many boilers from coal to natural gas firing; several of them at GM facilities.
The project includes installation of new vertical-firing natural gas burners. Vertical burners were chosen instead of horizontal burners for this application to provide: optimum flame geometry for the specific furnace configuration, improved water circulation patterns, improved thermal efficiency, better overall boiler performance, avoidance of flame impingement and simplified operation. The project also includes new forced draft fans, natural gas supply systems, electrical modifications, custom Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) control systems from Lipten’s Controls Division and additional system modifications required to convert coal boilers to fire natural gas. This project will be completed by the end of 2013.
|Project: Heat Recover Steam Boiler & Turbines|
Client: Natural Gas Processing Facility
Scope: Lipten was contracted to provide engineering, project management, equipment, installation, start-up and training services for a new heat recovery steam boiler and turbine system. The equipment included two heat recovery steam generators, two economizers, two deaerators, two 2,000 hp steam turbines and associated stacks and ducting.
|Project: GM - SPO- Feedwater Pumps|
Client: General Motors
Scope: Project called for the replacement of three pumps with vertical multi-stage centrifugal pumps underneath the DA tank. In addition, Lipten installed three HBE Arc valves.
|Project: Industrial Waste Heat Generator|
Scope: Lipten provided complete EPC services for an industrial retrofit project that included a Thermal Oxidizer, Waste Heat Boiler, a steam condenser, DA tank, all the controls plus an electrical equipment line up.
|Project: DaimlerChrysler World Headquarters|
Client: DaimlerChrysler Corp. - Auburn Hills, MI
Scope: New 45,000,000 Btu/hr high temperature hot water generator with low NOx burner, forced draft combustion air fan, flue gas recirculation system, main and pilot gas valve trains, SLC-based combustion control and burner management systems, all required field instrumentation and a stack gas oxygen analyzer.
|Project: Ford Motor Company, Cleveland|
Client: Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI
Scope: Demolition of existing grates, stokers, coal and ash hoppers and combustion fans. Installed furnace floors, support plates and a structural steel system required to support the new vertically fired burners.
|Project: NAO Facility|
Client: General Motors Corp., Energy & Utilities Services - Pontiac, MI
Scope: Scope: Converted rail-spur storage facility to house two 100,000-pph D-type and one 100,000-pph O-type natural gas fired package boilers, deaerator system with feedwater pumps, surge tank with transfer pumps, chemical feed systems, burner management & combustion control systems, boiler plant master control system, PC-based plant monitoring system. Unique to this project: arranged transporation of two re-conditioned boilers from a GM facility in NY and brokered and arranged transport of a third boiler from another manufacturer's facility in Detroit.
|Project: GM Service Parts Operations - Swartz Creek|
Client: General Motors Corp. - Pontiac, MI
Scope: Converted three 45,000-pph field erected coal fired boilers to front wall fired low NOx natural gas fired burners, FD fans, VFD and control on ID fans, fuel trains, extensive tube repairs and modifications, spray-tray deaerator system with feedwater pumps, duplex softener system, chemical feed system, blowdown heat recovery system, three burner management and combustion control systems, boiler plant master control system, PC-based plant monitoring system.
Lipten also provided full Design, Engineering, Project Management, Site Management, Startup and Commissioning services for the systems as well as operator training. Local skilled trades were utilized for Demolition, Asbestos Abatement, Cement Work, Boilermakers, Pipe Fitters, Mechanical Rigging & Installation, Electrical Installation, Painting and Insulation. Two Rental Boilers, a Feedwater Trailer and tie-ins were included to allow for complete powerplant shutdown during the conversion