PLUMBING

BRINGING WATER, DRAINAGE, AIR & GAS TO YOUR BOOTH

Here's a refresher on utility services. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 312-226-6738 or email chicago@PrimeEES.com.
We’ve got you covered.  

Your tradeshow's plumbing requirements are critical to the success of your show. Prime can provide all required services to bring water, drainage, air and gas to your booth. Providing plumbing services in a trade show environment presents unique challenges, but Prime is well equipped to solve problems before they arise.

Compressed Air Lines

Determine your CFM (cubic feet per minute) requirements. In Order to make sure there is sufficient air pressure for your equipment, it is important that you speak with your technician to get this information. At McCormick Place, there is compressed air pressure of 90-100 pounds per square inch (psi). If you will require more than 180cfm, a second airline must be ordered.

Note: Exhibitors should plan to supply their own filters, air dryers or pressure regulators. Prime EES is not responsible for moisture, oil or water in our lines, loss of pressure or excess pressure. The plumbing team at Prime EES is the exclusive provider or compressed air so the use of portable compressors are prohibited. Only compressors that are a part of an Exhibitors products will be permitted on the show floor.

Order Compressed Air Labor
Time and material charges will apply for all distribution of services, whether on the floor or overhead. Overhead distribution may result in lift cost. Laying of any lines under carpet or other flooring, or spotting from ceiling may be an additional labor charge.  There is a one-hour minimum charge for the installation and a one-hour charge for the removal of all compressed air lines. To determine if the work will be performed and on straight time or overtime, please reference the move-in and tear-out days of the event, and calculate your estimate accordingly.

24-Hour Services
If 24-hour air is required, please contact the Prime office.

Water Lines

Please provide your PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) as well as GMP (Gallons Per Minute) specifications. Pressure may vary. Prime Electric and Exhibition Services cannot guarantee minimum or maximum pressures. If pressure is critical, please arrange to have a pressure regulator valve or pump installed.

All of our hoses are rated at 250 pounds per square inch (psi) bursting pressure. Any hoses brought in by an exhibitor must also have this rating. All equipment using water must have inlet and outlet properly tagged.

  • Prime EES will not be responsible for sediment, color or taste of water in water line.
  • Prime EES would like a 30 day notice in order to supply special regulators, strainers, traps, etc.
  • Ramps over utility lines in booth are provided through the General Contractor

Order Water Line Labor
Inline and peninsula booths will find their water line outlet(s) at the rear of their booth space. For island booths, all water line outlet(s) ordered are dropped to one location (if services come from above) and then are distributed on the floor to other locations within the booth space. Time and material charges will apply for all distribution of services, whether on the floor or overhead. Overhead distribution may result in lift cost.

There is a one-hour minimum charge for the installation and a one-hour charge for the removal of all water lines. To determine if the work performed on straight time or overtime, please reference the move-in and tear-out days of the event, and calculate your estimate accordingly.

Drain Lines

For any drain over one inch, please contact our office for a quote.

Order Drain Labor
There is a one-hour minimum charge for the installation and a one-hour charge for the removal of all drain lines. To determine if the work will be performed on straight time or overtime, please reference the move-in and tear-out days of the event, and calculate your estimate accordingly.

Fill & Drain

Fill and Drain requirements are based upon how many gallons of water each unit requires.  If there are several units in your exhibit requiring fill and drain services, please order a separate fill and drain for each. 

Order Fill & Drain Labor
There is a one-hour minimum charge for the installation, and a one-hour charge for the removal of all fill and drain lines. To determine if the work will be performed on straight time or overtime, please reference the move-in and tear-out days of the event, and calculate your estimate accordingly.

Natural Gas/Other

Please contact the Prime Electric Office for any miscellaneous requirements such as gas cylinders or natural Gas. In regards to Natural Gas, a one-inch gas line provides a constant one-pound pressure per square inch.

  • Bottled gases must be ordered three weeks prior to load in
  • Certain restrictions apply to bottled gasses please call the Prime office to discuss requirements/restrictions and receive a quote for services.
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