News & Stories from Romtec Utilities

Canyon Dechelley Site Plan

The Three Rs of Aging Lift Stations

Lift Station owners and operators throughout the water and wastewater industry are well aware of the increasing pressures being placed on aging infrastructure. According to the Water Infrastructure Network, over $40 billion dollars in ready-to-go water and wastewater projects existed last year. Romtec Utilities works with industry personnel everyday to upgrade lift stations across the country, and we believe that any owner or operator working with aging lift stations should be aware of their options for improving their systems. The key to a successful upgrading project will begin by indentifying what type of project it is. This is where to decide if your lift station upgrade is one of these 3 Rs: repair, retrofit, or replacement.


Installation of an Industrial, Stormwater System

Part Eight: Chalmette Refining LLC in Chalmette, Louisiana

In the final part of this blog series, we will look at the biggest industrial stormwater system in this series: the Chalmette refinery in Louisiana. Chalmette Refining, LLC is a joint ownership venture between ExxonMobil and Petròleos de Venezuela. Romtec Utilities supplied a very unique stormwater pump station capable of servicing the entire refining facility.


Industrial Stormwater Project Install

Part Seven: Tesoro Terminal in Port Angeles, Washington

Part seven of this industrial stormwater blog series looks at an interesting plot of land for the Tesoro Corporation. The Tesoro facility required a stormwater plan because of its unique location on a narrow peninsula in the Salish Sea. Tesoro worked with Tulsa Engineering Alliance to engineer an oil/water separator with an accompanying package stormwater pump station from Romtec Utilities.


Jockey Pumps used in a Stormwater Pumping System

Part Six: Praxair Hydrogen Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas

In part six of this industrial stormwater blog series, Romtec Utilities worked with Praxair, Inc. and S & B Engineers and Constructors on another addition to a Valero Refinery, this time in Port Arthur, Texas. This project provides an opportunity to demonstrate how Romtec Utilities can design for precise pumping goals when the criteria for stations are essentially the same but with crucial differences.


Deflector Panel in a Romtec Utilities Project

Part Five: Praxair Hydrogen Refinery in St. Charles, Louisiana

Last week, a stormwater pump station for Dow Chemical Corporation was discussed in terms of integrating into an existing stormwater system. Today in part five of the industrial stormwater blog series, we’ll look at a deeper level of stormwater pump station integration for an expansion to the Valero St. Charles Refinery. Romtec Utilities collaborated with Praxair, Inc. and S & B Engineers and Constructors to design this combination stormwater and process water pump station.


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