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Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

The air compressors for the blow mold machines that manufacture the plastic bottles at Coca-Cola’s bottling plant need to maintain consistent pressure and hygiene. The high-pressure system (which feeds the blow mold machines) operates at 640 psi, while the low-pressure system operates between 100 and 125 psi. The 40 high-pressure air lines for both systems are also subject to air purity requirements throughout manufacturing.

Due to the age of the existing equipment, Yale Mechanical’s millwrights and pipefitters worked together to remove both compressors and install a new foundation and drains before replacing the entire system with an Atlas Copco© low- and high-pressure system. The high-pressure pipe is welded stainless steel schedule 40, while the low-pressure pipe is welded stainless steel schedule 10. We also installed a new 250-ton, glycol-filled cooling system for the air compressors with welded stainless steel schedule 10 pipe.

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Before: Yale Mechanical had to remove old equipment before installing new drains and foundation.

Coke compressor 1

After: The project consisted of welding stainless steel schedule 40 and scheduled 10 pipe.

Coke compressor 2

After: Yale Mechanical installed a new 250-ton, glycol-filled cooling system for the air compressors with welded stainless steel schedule 10 pipe.

Coke compressor 4

After: A closer look at the cooling system installed by Yale Mechanical.

Coke compressor 5

After: The piping helps Coca-Cola’s blow mold machines maintain the pressure, hygiene and purity standards required for food-safe bottle production.