McBryde Resources – Continuous High Flow, High Head Pumping
This pump station retrofit package replaced a number of key components in a clean water pumping system that were destroyed by a fire. Three large 450 HP vertical turbine pumps manufactured by Goulds Water Technology replaced the split-case pumps used in the previous system. The water pumped through this pump station was for irrigation purposes and needed to maintain high flow rates against high head conditions. The 12″ to 24″ Val-Matic Series 2000 butterfly valves were supplied with extra strong flanges and fittings to withstand the high pressure pumping conditions.
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
Why They Chose Romtec Utilities
McBryde Resources, an Alexander & Baldwin company, contacted Romtec Utilities to design and retrofit an old existing “split case” pump station that was heavily damaged in a fire. McBryde emphasized from the beginning that the retrofit needed to be completed as quickly as possible. The Kauai Coffee Company required 15 million-gallons-per-day of clean water from the McBryde pump station at its coffee plantation. Romtec Utilities sent a technician to Hawaii to evaluate the retrofit. Using that information, a large triplex turbine system was designed, manufactured, and supplied. The total project from first contact to start-up only took 5 months for this very large pump station located on the island of Kauai.