Thermal Systems

Agrium Fertilizer Tower (Re-cladding project)

  • Phase 1: strip wind damaged cladding and insulation to make plant site safe | Phase 2: Strip remaining cladding and insulation and reinstall with new cladding and insulation | Phase 3: Install Alucobond Agrium sign on North wall
  • Old insulation was soaked in ammonia from plant operation
  • Workers were required to wear Tyvek suits and breathing masks with 10 minutes of air to be used in the event of an ammonia leak
  • Access to the tower was complicated by design and the addition of other structures
  • Mast climbers used to access the walls on the south and west sides of the tower
  • 16,000 sq. ft. of S 15 steel cladding with modified rainscreen/double skin pre-painted steel
  • 16,000 sq. ft. of 2” fiberglass insulation
  • 16,000 sq. ft. of L-32 Liner (vapour barrier)

Project Owner:
Agrium Inc.
• Steel Cladding
• Flashing
• Mineral Wool Insulation
• Liner (Vapour Barrier)
• Alucobond
June 2013


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