Interwoven/Off-Site Sterilization Facilities
The construction requirements for these state-of-the-art sterilization buildings were coupled with a challenging construction schedule. Acting in a design/build capacity, Kirlin's involvement in the construction of the sterilizer facilities spanned initial conceptualization through to final commissioning.
The projects' high-tech components included ultra-pure water, sterilizers, space pressurization, and critical air change requirements. High pressure steam boilers were utilized to provide all process steam and steam-to-water exchangers which provide the hydronic loops with heating water. Custom-designed and fabricated rooftop units provide highly filtered air to all process areas while being controlled by an air monitoring system.
One of the more notable aspects of the construction requirements was a unique 12-room pressurization requirement in order to maintain specific pressures, both in relation to each other and to the outdoors. Piping systems included deionized water, medium pressure steam, heating water, cooling water and domestic water systems.
To fulfill the client's needs, design time was limited to four weeks and construction to 12 weeks. Kirlin's coordination and detailed planning resulted in significant cost savings to the owner.
Baxter's stringent quality control, validation procedures and constant monitoring of air qualities and space pressures demanded an exceptionally high standard of quality and ability.