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.
Part four of this industrial stormwater blog series has us going down to the banks of the Mississippi to the Dow Chemical Company Louisiana Operations in Plaquemine. This facility is gargantuan. Dow actually co-located two of their companies at the same facility, creating a huge manufacturing complex. The facilities produce plastics, solvents, paints, adhesives, cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and much more. Romtec Utilities supplied Dow with a fully packaged fiberglass pump station that integrated into an existing stormwater and control system.
British Petroleum’s Cherry Point Refinery is the subject of part three of the industrial stormwater blog series. This refinery is located near Birch Bay, Washington and is less than a mile from the Salish Sea shoreline. It is the biggest oil refinery in the State of Washington, producing as many as a quarter of a million barrels per day. To address runoff concerns, Cherry Point purchased a Romtec Utilities stormwater pump station.
The Ajax Gas Plant in Wheeler, Texas is the first example in this industrial stormwater blog series. This plant owned by Enbridge Energy Partners is a natural gas processing and refining facility that is currently under construction. The Ajax plant is expected to be operational on schedule in early 2013, and one of the final systems added was the Romtec Utilities supplied package stormwater pump station.
Welcome to Part One of an eight part blog series about Romtec Utilities’ package lift stations for industrial stormwater applications. This blog series is intended to put a spotlight on companies that Romtec Utilities has recently worked with to recognize their efforts in managing stormwater environmentally conscientiously. It will also demonstrate the unique skill and understanding Romtec Utilities brings to the design, supply, and installation of stormwater pump stations for industrial applications.
Romtec Utilities engineers a lot of stormwater pump stations. These systems are used for several different purposes, and before any engineering takes place, it is important to understand the application of the system. So, let’s take a look at applying a pump station to a detention pond system for stormwater.
Stormwater pump stations have become an important aspect for maintaining and improving the national condition of water resources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created several guidelines and permitting practices that have become standard practices for many states, municipalities, and jurisdictions. According to the EPA, its stormwater program regulates stormwater discharges from three potential sources: municipal systems, construction activities, and industrial activities.
Romtec Utilities contracted with Suncadia, LLC in Cle Elum, Washington to install a pump station. The pump station will address the needs of a prestigious and growing vacation resort community, nestled in the Central Cascades between Seattle and Spokane. Italics Construction of Portland, Oregon was selected as the Primary Subcontractor. Italics was chosen for their vast experience and efficiency on underground projects. They did not disappoint and were on site and moving quickly, clearing, grubbing and preliminary excavating on Monday, May 3rd as the northwest wind blew snow flurries all day.