CMC provided design, engineering, and construction services for 270,000 square feet of prosciutto processing additions to Daniele’s existing facility in Burrillville, RI.
The processing areas are supported by three 3 million BTU non condensing boilers tied to a 150° F hot water loop power by two 1,600 GPM Armstrong pumps that heat 85° F & 140° F glycol loops via two 1,800 GPM Armstrong pumps (85° F) and two 60 GPM Armstrong pumps (140° F).
Cold glycol is produced in a central ammonia plant utilizing three Frick RWFII 270 screw compressors, one with a Vyper drive, and a self-contained evaporative condenser with three 1,350 GPM Paco pumps. There are also fifteen split system Freon refrigeration systems for various coolers and freezers throughout the facilities.
Glycol circulated through thirty-one air handling units with cold, warm and hot coils. VFD’s are incorporated on all glycol pumps to adjust system pressures based on room drying conditions and coil demands. There is a completely automated control system devised to manage pressure and temperature in the three glycol systems to maintain the required tight tolerances.
The building systems utilize enthalpy to reduce refrigeration costs during cooler, drier weather. This sophisticated system garnered a large rebate from the gas and electric utilities.
The facility is powered by two (2) new, fully utilized 3,000 amp services with a life safety generator.