Miller Chemical Plant, Hanover, Pa
FAST-PACED SPECIALTY PROJECT
Conewago Township Manufacturer
Miller Chemical’s plant was in ruins following the June 8, 2015 fire that emergency services personnel called one of the worst fires in Adams County history. The few portions of the plant not destroyed in the fire were subsequently demolished for safety reasons.
Before cleanup was even complete, Walton & Company Engineers, working with Multi-Dimensional Integration out of Shrewsbury, were on-site working with Miller Chemical to determine what needed to be done to get production of both their liquid and dry products back as soon as possible and to help determine how their new building needed to be constructed to accommodate that production.
With little to work with initially, systems were ultimately designed, installed, and commissioned that included thousands of feet of stainless steel, black steel, aluminum, and copper piping, nine mixing tanks, multiple transfer pumps, compressed air systems, spiral ductwork hoods, platforms, steam piping, and controls.
With as many as twelve Walton Pipefitters and Mechanics on site for much of the time, Miller Chemical was back in production within a year of the massive fire.