Naval Facilities Command - Paint Booth/Utility Service Upgrades

The Paint Booth/Utility Service Upgrades project at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina is used to prepare and paint the new F-35 fighter a single-seat, single-engine, stealth fighter jet. Because of its size, the booth can also accommodate other Marine Corps aircrafts, such as the V-22 Osprey and the CH-53K Helicopter. The project required extensive coordination efforts, as construction took place directly adjacent to the Cherry Point airstrip/access runways, and the facility was built inside of an existing hangar. The booth requires accurate control of humidity, temperature, lighting and air quality, which are critical to proper curing in aviation coatings. Air flow requirements were met with two, 200-ton chillers and two 100% outside-air units based on 24,000 CFM per unit. Additional work associated with this project included new electrical services to support the power needs of the booth.

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