Client: Rio Tinto Alcan
Application: Aluminum Smelter
Location: Kitimat, BC Canada
Labyrinth Natural Ventilator 6m x 201m
Fifty-nine (59) 4m x 2.5m LV7590 Wall Louver
As part of their North American partnership the Colt Group and Moffitt Corporation teamed-up to provide equipment for an anode pallet storage building for Rio Tinto Alcan. As part of their planned Kitimat Modernization Project (KMP), Rio Tinto Alcan decided to update their facility to increase efficiency and energey savings, while also increasing production by over 48%.
Rio Tinto’s engineering firm, Bechtel, contacted Colt/Moffitt to assit in the design of ventilation equipment for the storage facility. After careful consideration, Moffitt chose to use natural ventilation utilizing Labyrinth ventilators on the roof and 90 degree operable wall intake louvers.
Testing of Labyrinth was conducted to prove the units would withstand the heavy snow loads that are commonplace in British Columbia. Colt/Moffitt also provided local field assembly and supervision services for the Labyrinth and louvers at the Kitimat jobsite to help ensure proper assembly and installation.
The co-op of Colt and Moffitt led to the complete design, engineering, manufacturing and supplying of the ventilation equipment for the KMP. All manufacturing was done at the Moffitt plant in the United States.