CES took home an Eagle Award for Plumbing work with Universal Orlando's Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction.
The specially designed ride vehicle transports guests on a four to five-minute experience. Guests ride a trackless party bus while visiting notable locations from the film, passing by some recognizable vehicles, and might get a visit from the infamous team.
This interactive ride required highly specialized plumbing services to feed the different components of the ride and theme elements. The main ride building has a compressed air system, consisting of 6” and 4” mains running throughout the building at heights of 50 ft., which feed the ride and several points of special effects. The compressed air system consists of three air compressors, dryers, associated filters and pressure regulators, with two 10,000-gallon storage tanks. The system also controls the load and unload gate systems, for driving the show doors throughout the ride track. The
gas system consisted of a 4” main coming into the building and feeding mechanical equipment such as steam boilers as well as special effects. In all, there were over 30 stations completed throughout the building for maintenance of scenes and equipment.