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GE Vernova HFIC Program

After a decade of trying to find alternative strategies for cleaning gas turbine super alloys, GE Vernova decided it was time to bring Hydrogen Fluoride Ion Cleaning (HFIC) to Greenville.


3,500 sf


Industrial Manufacturing


Greenville, SC


Facility Services


  • Existing manufacturing facility addition
  • Concrete foundation and structural steel upgrades
  • Hazardous material handling system
  • Provisions for double capacity
  • 30’ AFF ceiling height
  • 20-ton HVAC system
  • 20,000 CFM emergency exhaust system
  • 1,600 amps of electrical capacity upgrade

HFIC is a dangerous and hazardous process posing obvious risks to not only people, but also the environment. GE confidently selected A M King to design and build a structure to house their first HFIC furnace and process. A M King successfully created a 3,500-sf Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) within the existing plant to house the new HFIC furnace. We played an active role in our client’s hazard and operability study to investigate how the process could create risk for building occupants. This information allowed us to identify potential dangers during the design phase of the project. Our team addressed several important items that exceeded customary building code requirements, including development of a specific floor plan strategy, maximum use of technology and emphasis on personal safety.