Heat tracing is the practice of applying a heating line and insulation to piping. This is done in very cold climates where there is a possibility of the pipes becoming frozen. Romtec Utilities recently applied heat tracing to the piping and valves in eight vault structures on both stormwater and wastewater lift stations installed at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.