Case Studies

Client:  Carolina Equipment Supply

Industrial supply house, North Charleston, SC

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Profile:
CESCO (Carolina Equipment & Supply Company, Inc.) provides industrial equipment and machinery to industry specializing in abrasive blast and paint spray equipment, blasting media, safety equipment and supplies, air compressors, hydraulic hose and fittings, generators, and pressure washers.

Problem:
CESCO has many different models of high pressure water blasters they manufacture in North Charleston, SC. Each model may have over 100 custom metal parts that have to be manufactured to precise tolerances. These high pressure water blasters are only manufactured in small quantities, usually in lots of five. Inventory of this many different parts is not feasible. Find a partner who can manufacture the parts on short notice and within budget.

Solution:
Atlantic Fabricators specializes in making all types of metal parts and pieces in small quantities. CESCO only has to write a simple purchase order for five Pressure washer xxx (parts). Atlantic Fabricators makes the parts to order from archived drawings, on time and budge.

Results:
This allows CESCO to sell products while keeping minimal inventory. This increases profit and reduces cost for CESCO customers.

 

Client:  Atlantic Electric, LLC

Electrical Contractors, Charlston SC

Profile:
Atlantic Electric is an electrical contractor who specializes in repair or replacement of Airfield Lighting systems for the Navy, Air force, and Federal Aviation Authority.

Problem:
Atlantic Electric was awarded a Design Build contract to replace the Airfield Lighting Vault at Charleston AFB. The contract called for the vault to be built to the new Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) Codes. This was the first new airfield lighting vault constructed to these new UFC codes in the country. The new UFC codes prohibited exposed 5, 000 volt airfield cable in the vault. Exposed high voltage cabling had always been an industry standard in airfield lighting vaults but allowed extremely dangerous 5,000 volt cabling. A new electrical enclosure had to be developed to meet this new requirement. This required mounting many airfield lighting components and cabling then concealing these within enclosures to protect personnel for the dangerous voltage. Additionally, Lock-out/ tag-out safety requirements had to be met.

Solution:
Atlantic Fabricators took all of the airfield lighting components and developed an electrical enclosure that could accomplish all of the contract and safety requirements. The exterior of the enclosures were powder coasted for a long lasting protection and appearance.

Results:
The custom electrical enclosure designed and built by Atlantic Fabricators was central to the new airfield lighting design in the vault. It organizes the airfield lighting components in a logical order that allows ease of maintenance and provides lock out /tag out safety requirements. This vault is now used as a model Airfield lighting vault all over the country.