Stanley Black and Decker is the world’s largest supplier of tools and storage products, with more than 100 manufacturing facilities globally and approximately 30 manufacturing facilities in the United States. Telios was selected as the MEP consultant for the new manufacturing facility and office in Fort Worth, Texas which is comprised of 350,000 square feet of cooled manufacturing area along with an office area consisting of 100,000 square feet.MEP design for this state of the art facility was provided for more than 400 pieces of manufacturing equipment. Extensive coordination was required to ensure that proper utilities were delivered to each piece of equipment due to equipment being provided from all corners of the world. Telios worked to survey existing equipment requirements, coordinate new equipment discussions, and clarified detailed design information to ensure that project requirements were met. Multiple specialty manufacturing environments exist within the facility that require individual engineering solutions.
- Corrosive chemical plating line area which required the use of 100 percent outside air rooftop units and a 300 ton chilled water system to support plating operations. Compressed air, natural gas, and chemical supply and discharge piping were also coordinated with the team and equipment providers.
- Waste water treatment area to condition plating line chemical and by-product for reuse or discharge.
- Heat Treat area which included multiple large furnaces to temper tools. High temperature exhaust discharge of up to 2,000 degrees fahrenheit required a robust exhaust system design. Natural and noble gas system design were also required to ensure correct furnace operation.
- Telios also designed a 370 ton closed loop condenser water system to serve multiple pieces of manufacturing equipment throughout the facility. A closed loop system was designed to eliminate debri entering the system and potentially harming manufacturing equipment.
- Chemical storage areas within the project were deemed to be hazardous and thus required an emergency generator backup system design to support the 100 percent outside air rooftop and exhaust units serving these areas. Critical alarm systems were also designed to ensure occupant safety in the storage and surrounding areas.