Gardner Denver - R&D Test Facility & Flood Protection

Quincy, IL

R&D Test Facility - Klingner assisted Gardner Denver with the renovation of an existing building to house a new R&D test facility. The facility will have new roof and wall insulation, and a new rooftop building cooling system. The building will be retrofitted for installation of three overhead cranes to maximize usable lifting height. Klingner is providing piping design for installation of existing chiller and pump skid to be relocated, in addition to process and piping design for installation of new 550 ton chiller system for rejecting heat from process loads. Underfloor sewer and water piping for testing using potable water is also designed. A new 480 volt, 3000 amp electrical service design is provided throughout the facility and a new LED lighting design for high light levels (125 footcandles). Other spatial designs will include an office, an electrical lab and a bathroom remodel.

Flood Protection -Klingner has provided design for numerous and ongoing flood control improvement projects from the 1970s to present day for Gardner Denver Company / Cooper Industries, an extensive industry located on the Mississippi River in Quincy Illinois and LaGrange Missouri. These projects have involved flood walls, flood protection plans, stormwater control, flood emergency plans, flood predictions, recommendations for temporary strengthening of flood walls during times of flood, water supply protection, retaining wall design, flood pumps, and rebuilding costs for flood damage. The most recent project also includes a custom-designed swinging flood gate to allow rapid closure during an emergency. In addition to structural remediation projects, Klingner engineers have provided detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for many projects. Such projects include FEMA LOMA & LOMRs, dam break analysis, floodway encroachment analysis, seepage studies, bridge and culvert analysis, FEMA Provisionally Accredited Levees-Interior Drainage Analysis, unsteady flow modeling, erosion / sedimentation analysis, flow frequency analysis, and many other advanced studies.