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Industrial Engineering

March Adams is staffed with professional engineers that have manufacturing backgrounds and specialize in the support of industrial facilities.  Services include the design of entire structures and surrounding property, electrical systems and utilities for all processing equipment, large central systems for heating and cooling, and compressed air and waste handling systems. 

Services also include troubleshooting and modifying specific systems or pieces of equipment and energy-efficient design, and upgrading of aging chilled water and boiler systems.  


  • Foundation Design
  • Heat Recovery
  • Air Washers
  • HVAC
  • Cooling Towers
  • Compressed Air
  • Hydraulics
  • Fire Protection
  • Plant Relocation
  • Piping Systems & Flex Analysis
  • Process Abatement Wet Scrubbers
  • Dust Collectors
  • Central Energy Plants
  • Equipment Automation
  • Equipment Design/Build
  • Fiber Quenching
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Analysis

Manufacturing Facility


March Adams was responsible for the design of a large manufacturing facility in Georgia that extended through six stages of building additions. A modular chilled water system was designed that included three elevated cooling towers and 3200 tons of chiller capacity. The design included a 16” diameter piping loop, a 14-machine array of water-cooled air compressors, and a secondary high-pressure air system. HVAC systems included process, comfort, drive room and direct equipment cooling systems, while 1.7 million cfm of air ventilates the facility.

Textile Facility

South Carolina

March Adams provided the engineering design for a major fibers plant in South Carolina that required the installation of six 100,000 cfm air washers as main sources of comfort air, while multiple dedicated air handlers provided process cooling.

The cooling system included 4 elevated cooling towers and 4800 tons of chilled water capacity and 20,000 HP of water-cooled compressed air systems provided enough waste heat to eliminate the need for a boiler room and provided an HVAC heat source for the entire facility

Air Handling and Chilled Water Generation


This large facility located in Dalton, Georgia was repurposed and included an exceptionally large cooling load.  The facility had a low 12-foot ceiling, which allowed no room for massive ductwork systems. A bank of air washers provided 500,000 cfm of chilled air to a rooftop mounted duct header. This in turn fed 20 below-roof distribution ducts, nestled within the ceiling structure. The new 1600-ton chiller plant supported HVAC and process cooling needs.

Unitary Chiller Replacement


Chillers reach the end of their lives and must be replaced, but the cooling load cannot be ignored and at times, the building or production equipment cannot suffer long periods of downtime. March Adams designed a 120-ton chiller replacement and system upgrade that was completed over a single weekend for this facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The building operations were able to continue without interruption.