Cargill, an international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, retained Primus Builders for multiple projects at their Gainesville, Georgia, edible oil refinery. Projects include Cargill’s new drive-through oil load-out facility and numerous other plant enhancements to modernize welfare spaces and as-built (P&ID) existing systems.
Primus expanded the facility, which produces edible oils such as oliv e and soy, to include a new area for sanitary truck load. The project also involved constructing a new laboratory, storage areas and office renovations.
The highlight of the project is a new, 1,800 SF QA/QC laboratory above and overlooking the oil tanker loadout. Lab personnel have direct access to the top of the tanker for product sampling via catwalk and a Carbis pneumatically retractable gangway. The QA/QC lab included air, nitrogen, natural gas, hot water and cold water piping through the casework to work stations around the laboratory.
Additional features include laboratory casework with acid resistant countertops, fume hoods, chemical storage and an acid/caustic resistant flooring system.