Detroit Steam Turbine Generator Foundation
Description of the project
Project called for the removal of 1.5 million pounds of heavily reinforced concrete foundation so that a newer more efficient generator could be installed. The work area was located 35â€™ above the basement floor, inside an operating power plant.
There was 1â€ clearance on all four sides and the foundation was located 25â€™ away from another generator and 20â€™ from a control room that both had to remain in operation.
The top 8â€™ of the 85â€™ x 28â€™ frame type foundation was saw cut and left in place for removal by the owner. All work was performed dust-free and without vibration or interference with the plantâ€™s daily operation. Pieces as large as 130 tons were removed and some cuts had up-to 106 #11 bar and heavy flange 24â€ I-beams.