TFP Nutrition produces a variety of animal foods. A 1,680 SF area of the facility contains the extruder room. Within the extruder room are several large pieces of equipment which is a major part of the process. Taking the equipment out of service was a significant concern. Operations are 24 hours, 7 days a week. These pieces of equipment are mounted on foundation pads and they were experiencing a high degree of vibration which would eventually cause equipment failures and lengthy downtime. That was not acceptable. Superior was contacted by a general contractor that performs and/or manages all TFP’s construction projects. The general contractor, who was familiar with our services, contacted Superior looking for a solution.
Drill inspection holes to determine whether voids existed and the soil conditions. Confirmed that voids existed throughout the extruder room. Proposed utilizing the injection of High-Density Polyurethane to stabilize the foundation. The excellent benefits of the Poly injection process were essential. Cleanliness, this is a food processing facility. Speed of process, minimal downtime. Cure time, material reaches 90% of strength in 15 minutes. Small diameter injection holes, 5/8 inch, through the concrete foundation. Lightweight material, 4 pounds per cubic foot.
Injected 2,500 pounds of High-Density Polyurethane
Stopped the equipment vibration
Work performed over the weekend, minimizing downtime
Maintained a very clean environment in the food processing facility
Superior Grouting is a top choice for various grouting services in Houston, the entire Gulf Coast Region, and the areas nearby. It holds more than 35 years of experience in the grouting industry. Also, Superior Grouting is known for using the best tools and state-of-the-art equipment in providing clients with the best results.