Praxair Hydrogen Refinery – Mixed Industrial Water Pump Station
This was the first of two packaged pump stations needed to handle varying flows of industrial process water and stormwater at a hydrogen refinery. Submersible centrifugal pumps in a duplex configuration also included a submersible “jockey” pump. This configuration would handle the different flows specified for this station. The wet well is 12-feet-deep, and the station pumps water quickly to an existing water treatment system in an adjacent Valero Oil Refinery. A UL listed control panel was supplied with radar controls for liquid level-sensing.
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
Praxair, Inc. and S & B Engineers and Constructors were adding hydrogen refineries at two Valero oil refineries and needed pump stations for both plants. Romtec Utilities was contacted to be the package pump station designer and supplier. The design criteria for this pump station required the use of a “jockey” pump to handle low flows and two submersible centrifugal pumps to handle high flows. This pump station also needed to handle constant force main pressure created in an existing line at the Valero Refinery that this system would tie-in to. Romtec Utilities, Praxair, and S & B worked through the engineering challenges to design a packaged pump station capable of integrating into an existing water system and into the construction of a hydrogen refinery.