Steel Mill – Jacksonville, FL

Gerdau Ameristeel

Roof Ventilation
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Steel Mill Rooftop Ventilation Labyrinth

Gerdau Ameristeel called Moffitt to find a ventilation solution for the coil handling area of the plant. Pleased with the system Moffitt provided for the process area, Gerdau was quick to call on the same team again.

The handling area sits directly next to the process area, connected by an open wall through which the coils travel. Housing the newly formed coils, that reach temperatures over 1700° F, the handling area gets very hot.

The facility had been using cooling fans in an attempt to push the heat off of the coils and away from the workers. The extremely high, lingering temperatures meant that this did little to help worker comfort.

Moffitt suggested the installation of three Labyrinth natural ventilators instead. These vents would allow for a greater volume of air to move more quickly through the facility and enable the hot air to escape the work space without getting trapped. With its turn-key service, Moffitt let the building breathe and made a cooler & more comfortable environment for the plant personnel.

Project Summary

  • Three (3) 10’6” × 30’ Labyrinth natural ventilators