San Antonio, TX

Pepsi Bottling Company

Operating Company

Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Pepsi Bottling Company

Services Provided

  • Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
600-ton ammonia stand alone exterior engine room being lowered via crane at Pepsi's San Antonio plant

Value Delivered

At the completion of the project, two engine rooms were consolidated to a single, stand-alone engine room, all ammonia was removed from within the main building, and the facility charge was reduced from 7,300 lbs. to 4,000 lbs.

Client Objectives

With the objective of converting their existing facility from direct ammonia cooling to a distributed glycol system, Pepsi Bottling Group selected Shambaugh as a single-source, turnkey partner for their project.

Scope of Services

The plant conversion consisted of assembling a stand-alone engine room outside of the main building, including a new electrical service, to allow for a seamless conversion of two filling lines during a week-long shutdown. Shambaugh was responsible for the on-site construction management, architectural, civil, structural, process, MEP, refrigeration, and automation disciplines. Highlights include:

  • 600-ton ammonia engine room
  • Relocation of existing assets from Abilene, TX.
  • Installation of distributed glycol piping through the facility without affecting plant production.
  • Demolition and removal of all existing ammonia piping and equipment from within the facility.