MOPAC Plant & Building Services Assists Georgia Tech in Reaching it's Long-term Goals for Sustainability

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MOPAC Plant & Building Services assists the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) with its Sustainability Goals with a large insulation upgrade on its steam and condensate systems.

MOPAC Plant & Building Services assists the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) with its Sustainability Goals with a large insulation upgrade on its steam and condensate systems.

The project consisted of over 1,000 lineal feet of steam and condensate piping in man-hole/steam pits throughout the Georgia Tech campus. Georgia Tech shut off the steam system for the project, which normally operates at 280 degrees Fahrenheit, and MOPAC had 12 days in which to complete the removal of the existing, damaged insulation, application of heat-resistant corrosion protection, and installation of the upgraded foam-glass insulation and metal jacketing.

The existing insulation system was calcium silicate, which is a great insulator; however, when the steam pits would fill with water from heavy rains, it would absorb and retain water. When wet the calcium silicate's insulative properties were no longer effective and in many cases it failed completely by emulsifying and falling off of the pipe. The new specification of foam-glass has excellent insulative properties and will not absorb moisture.

Bryan Morris, an Executive Vice President with MOPAC and two time graduate of Georgia Tech (BSM 95' and MBA 09'), stated that, "This was a great project for us and for Georgia Tech. Our expertise in insulation services, effective project management and over thirty years of experience with shut-down type projects allowed us to complete the project safely, on-time, with quality and at a very competitive price.

The project assisted Georgia Tech in its overall Strategic Plan for Sustainability. It also helped Georgia Tech in being placed as on Princeton Review's Green Rating, Green Honor Roll and in receiving 18th place in Sierra Magazine’s list of ‘cool schools.’

Morris adds, "It's great to be able to assist in the Institute's long-term goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. This project should significantly reduce heat loss, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and increase cost-savings."

With Sustainability playing an even greater role as part of Georgia Tech's Strategic Plan, Morris hopes MOPAC can continue to assist the Institute in improving its sustainability efforts with its turn-key sustainable service offerings which include insulation, white and green roofing, thermal water heating, photovoltaic systems, water reclamation/recovery, lighting optimization, HVAC re-commissioning, pervious pavement, etc....


Bryan Morris, LEED AP

MOPAC has provided sustainable solutions since seventy-nine. MOPAC’s focus has always been to preserve facility assets, energy, and capital with the best technologies, processes and materials. MOPAC generates value for its customers by providing long-term performance and protection of their assets.

We believe in the continuous improvement process and train, experiment and test new methods, materials and equipment to ensure projects receive the highest results with world-class products and practices.

You can be assured your project will be completed with the highest regards for Quality, Safety, Service, and Value.

Consulting & Inspection: Development of Specifications, Coatings Inspection, Energy Assessments, Roof Inspections and Reliability Programs, etc...

Specialty Contracting: Protective Coatings, Painting, Roofing, Insulation, Flooring, Pressure Washing, Industrial Cleaning, etc...

Green Building Services: Energy Assessments, Insulation, Lighting Optimization, HVAC Evaluation/Re-commissioning, Solar/Photovoltaic, Thermal Water Heating, Reflective White Roofs, Water conservation and recycling

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