IBM Resiliency Services – Data Center Wastewater Pumping

Project Assets

Project Description

The IBM Boulder Data Center needed to replace a wastewater lift station with a new system to handle medium flows of wastewater generated at the facility. A precast concrete sump includes a pedestrian rated hatch with a safety grate for reliable fall protection. Two, Ebara 5 hp pumps were included in the design for redundant pumping capabilities, and a prefabricated valve vault structure contains check valves and control valves. A UL listed control panel with phase monitoring was engineered in a NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosure for installation outdoors.

What Romtec Utilities Provided

  • Lift Station Design & Engineering
  • Package Lift Station Supplier
  • Package Lift Station Manufacturer
  • Lift Station Site Plan Layout Designer
  • On-Site Lift Station Construction Adviser
  • On-Site Start-Up Management
270 36′
GPM TDH

Why They Chose Romtec Utilities

IBM and its facility maintenance company, Fluor contacted Romtec Utilities directly to engineer a replacement lift station for a failing wastewater system onsite. The failing system required bypass pumping through the installation of two new manholes. Fluor and IBM needed a quick lead time to reduce the bypass pumping requirements as well as new traffic rated manholes. Romtec Utilities was able to meet these requirements as well as the manhole requirements to give IBM and Fluor a reliable wastewater lift station replacement the met all of their needs within their schedule.

Boulder, CO|270 GPM – 36′ TDH