Parnell Manufacturing Facility Upgrade
Rectification of Humidity Control Systems, Stability Rooms and Central Cooling and Heating Systems
Parnell are manufacturers of veterinary pharmaceuticals with FDA and EMA accredited sterile manufacturing facilities in Alexandria NSW. Parnell produces products for animals such as dogs, dairy and beef cows, and horses.
EPES were engaged by Parnell to investigate and resolve long running humidity control issues within product stability rooms, humidity control, central heating and cooling systems and central Building Management System controls.
It was recognised that there were problems with the performance of the mechanical systems, however our involvement was required to develop a methodology and contract design for resolution.
Location: Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia
Client: Parnell Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
Engagement: Design Consultant
Sectors: Buildings, Pharmaceuticals
Services: Building Services, Commissioning Assistance, Construction and Design Consulting, Independent Reviews and Audits, Specialist Analysis
Unreliable system controls and mechanical services performance made demonstrating compliance challenging for the various critical certifications that the facility holds. Of primary concern were stability rooms which are required to control within tight limits for long durations of product testing, as well as the reliability of central heating and cooling systems in delivering humidity control to the various sterile rooms.
Analysis and Implementation
EPES studied and tested the existing system to ascertain the shortcomings in system configuration versus what space conditions control was required for the certification process. Performance issues were identified, and design documentation prepared to enable rectifications works to be undertaken with supplementary equipment for humidification, greater reliability in controls and modifications to central heating hydraulics to improve flow circulation and availability.
EPES assisted the client in tendering the works, reviewing tender submissions and supervising the construction works with witness testing of the commissioning process for validation of performance in accordance with the design.
The client achieved a predictable and reliable system performance following the works and greater control over the space conditions throughout the facility.
Taking time at the start of the project to study and test the existing systems enabled greater clarity in defining the rectification solution as well as ensuring that the contracted scope that was tendered was tight, mitigating cost escalation risks.
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