Design Methods That Resist Snow, Wind, and Seismic Loads

All Trachte buildings are designed to resist the environmental loads as required by the building code for the specific site location of the building. Specifically, wind loads, seismic loads, and snow loads. The light gauge channel frame structure of our buildings gives us many options for economically resisting the most extreme environmental loading conditions. Both…

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Designing Substation Control Buildings for Rough Conditions

Trachte’s prefabricated substation control buildings are vital to the interconnection of essential infrastructure. These applications can include electrical utility, renewable energy, power distribution centers, and data center interconnection. Trachte prefabricated buildings are typically engineered based on customer specifications and state regulatory codes. Buildings are engineered to mitigate risk from environmental factors and extreme weather conditions.…

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The Parkway Pipeline Project

The Parkway Pipeline is a 16” diameter underground petroleum pipeline that was finalized in September 2013 as part of joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP) and Valero Energy. This massive, 141-mile-long pipeline was designed to transport refined liquid petroleum products such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and turbine fuel with an initial…

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AI Technology and the Growth of Hyperscale Data Centers

The rapid advancement and widespread adoption of AI technologies, along with the exponential growth of cloud-based services, have significantly increased power consumption and demand in data centers worldwide. As AI algorithms become more sophisticated and data-intensive tasks become more prevalent, the need for computational power and storage capacity has soared. This surge in demand has…

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7 Reasons to Choose a Channel Framed Building

Trachte buildings are constructed with a heavy duty galvanized structural steel framework that meets building design loads before the exterior roof and wall sheeting are installed. This offers superior structural strength when compared to a self-framing construction, which relies on the exterior/interior skin of the building for its structural strength. Here are 7 reasons to…

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Case Study - New E-House for a Boston-based Medical Center

New E-House for a Boston-based Medical Center

A world-class academic medical center based in Boston, Massachusetts, partnered with a major electrical equipment manufacturer to upgrade existing electrical equipment. The major driver for the upgrade was due to the rapid expansion of state-of-the-art treatment and technologies needed for families and in-patient care. In 2019, the hospital assembled a construction team to partner with…

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Trachte Protects Against EMP Threats

What is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)? EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse, which is a burst of electromagnetic radiation that can be caused by natural or man-made events. EMPs can cause damage to electronic devices, power grids, and communication networks, which can have significant impacts on society.   A natural EMP can be caused by solar storms…

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CLEARANCE AND EGRESS CHANGES IN THE 2023 NEC

Concerns: Revised National Electrical Code (NEC) egress clearance requirements can exceed working space requirements, potentially causing e-houses to increase in size during the design phase to meet the egress code language. Engineers and end users are continually requesting e-houses with more equipment integrated inside, and “Mega” e-house applications are on the rise. Trachte Application Engineers…

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What is PVDF Resin Coating?

PVDF stands for Polyvinylidene Fluoride, which is a high-performance thermoplastic resin that is commonly used in industrial and engineering applications due to its excellent chemical resistance, durability, and low friction properties.  A PVDF resin coating is a thin layer of PVDF material that is applied to a surface, usually by a spray or dip coating…

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5 Uses for Substation Control Buildings | Renewable Energy

5 Uses for Substation Control Buildings for Renewable Energy Projects

The increased demand for renewable energy sources continues to rise throughout North America. Trachte’s prefabricated buildings support solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems through substation interconnection. Here we list the five main uses for substation control buildings for renewable energy projects.

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