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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The Wm. T. Spaeder Company offers design assistance using Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Virtual Design Construction (VDC), and FARO scanning and modeling technology for a multitude of refining- and chemical-facility projects including:

  • Clash Protection
  • HVAC Systems
  • Photo Documentation of Existing Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Process Piping Systems
  • Site Work Utility
  • Fire Protection Systems

By using the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, FARO’s 3D and 4D applications help us find cost-saving opportunities for clients, retrofit old systems, and re-engineer complex projects. With a suite of state-of-the-art tools, Spaeder has the capabilities to accommodate nearly any refining and chemical manufacturing facility with on-site, web-based, and in-office services.

Through design-assist installations, we’ll confirm that your project meets all required specifications, while facilitating a smooth, cohesive workflow between teams.

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Fabrication & Prefabrication Services

Spaeder offers in-house fabrication services for high-quality, lower-cost solutions for the industrial, refining, and chemical industries. Spaeder’s fabrication shop is staffed by qualified American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certified welders and equipped with the industry’s latest technology.

At Wm. T. Spaeder, we make caring for the environment a top priority. It’s why we specialize in the fabrication of flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems. In the case of refining and chemical industry services, we specialize in:

  • Conveyors Systems
  • Equipment Support Systems & Installation
  • Process Piping Systems
  • Structural Process Skids
  • Utility Racks & Specialty Gases

Spaeder is certified in vessel fabrication (S and R certifications). We’re also highly-skilled at working with a wide variety of materials including aluminum, carbon steel, chrome-moly, nickel-based alloys and stainless steels.

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Fire Protection Services for Refineries and Plants

Our first priority is safety for both your team and ours. Through the use of advanced BIM technologies and in-house prefabrication services, we have the capabilities to plan and install a variety of fire protection systems, including:

  • Chemical Suppression Systems
  • Dry Systems
  • Wet Systems

We meticulously adhere to fire safety requirements. Know that when you align with Spaeder, every project install—be it process piping, HVAC, or plumbing—is rigorously tested and monitored to safeguard your facility from system failure.

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Industrial HVAC Systems

As a mechanical contractor with extensive experience working in the industrial, refining, and chemical industries, Spaeder’s uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions for nontraditional HVAC projects. Specializing in the installation of air quality, water cooling, mechanical contact, and non-contact systems, our team customizes solutions to fit your facilities needs.

In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, there is a high demand for sustainable production processes—particularly in the development of cooling systems, which typically require a considerable amount of energy. For this reason, Spaeder provides prefabrication and BIM services to achieve high-energy efficiency and low-operational costs for refining and chemical companies.

While offering quality installation and repair services, Spaeder also has the capabilities to prefabricate systems in-house. With an emphasis on affordability and innovative, we’ve provided unrivaled solutions for facilities across the Northeastern United States.

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Process Piping & Equipment Installation

Our team has worked with a wide variety of materials including aluminum, carbon and high alloy steel, ductile iron, stainless steel, fiberglass, nickel-based alloys, and stainless steels to ensure we meet the needs of even the most non-traditional systems. Furthermore, Spaeder specializes in process piping services including:

  • Scanning and Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Piping Fabrications
  • Installations Using PVC, CPVC, PE, PP, and PVDF Pipe Materials

To enhance quality and boost efficiency, Spaeder uses BIM technologies to analyze current piping systems and prefabricate projects in-house. Spaeder has team and tech to get the job done right. Should you need your project expedited, Spaeder has the workforce to meet tight deadlines while keeping costs low.

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Underground Utilities

Spaeder also has the capabilities to accomplish complex underground utility installations and repairs. Our industrial construction and water and wastewater groups have the expertise required for installing mains, sanitary waste systems, and water systems to your facility.


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