The Creation of 78 Utility Panels​

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Central States Industrial's (CSI's) expert craftsmen recently finished a project for the expansion of a new biologics clinical manufacturing facility. More than $200 million will go into the development of the five-story facility, which will enable the production of complex biologics and vaccines.

CSI collaborated with the owner, architecture and engineering (A&E), construction management (CM), and mechanical contractor. CSI experts worked with these teams to develop designs that met project requirements, reduce overall cost, and employ strategies to improve turnaround time.

The biologics clinical manufacturing facility needed 78 utility panels for their expansion, including:
  • 45 electrical cabinets
  • 600 valves and instruments
  • Over 1500 documented welds
  • 280 service lines

CSI delivered the completed project six weeks ahead of deadline.

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1. UTILITY CABINET with Process gases and glycol

This utility panel has a lower electrical cabinet and lines for compressed air, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and tempered glycol.

2. UTILITY CABINET with CIP routing

This utility panel has a lower electrical cabinet and lines for compressed air, tempered glycol lines, clean-in-place (CIP), and clean-steam.

3. Single WFI Utility cabinet

The use point panel has one line that supplies water for injection (WFI). WFI is purified water that is often used in sterile environments, and in this case, in the development of life-saving vaccines.


The use point panel has two lines that supply water for injection (WFI).


Central States Industrial Equipment (CSI) is a leader in distribution of hygienic pipe, valves, fittings, pumps, heat exchangers, and MRO supplies for hygienic industrial processors, with four distribution facilities across the U.S. CSI also provides detail design and execution for hygienic process systems in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care industries. Specializing in process piping, system start-ups, and cleaning systems, CSI leverages technology, intellectual property, and industry expertise to deliver solutions to processing problems. More information can be found at