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VRU Vacuum Pump Upgrade



This page documents the replacement

of an old McGill Liquid Vacuum Pump

with a modern Aereon Dry Vacuum

Pump Unit. 



               Table of Contents


                     VRU Vacuum Pump  - 2020

                     Pipeline Project - 2017 

                     Tank Construction - 2006

                     Tank Rebuild - 2004

                     Truck Rack - 2002

                     High Tech

                     Legacy Assets


  Prior to Construction




Old McGill Glycol Vacuum Pump Unit




Completed Dry Vacuum Unit - Sparkly




Old McGill Unit Electronics Disaster


 Week 1 - Empty Fluids / Degas / Demolish & Remove






Wednesday - Dismantling Pumps & Piping






Thursday - All Pumps & Piping Removed






Thursday - Only Old I-beam Skid Remains



Friday- Skid Hauled Away and Pad Cleanup


  Week 2 - New Skids Placement






Monday - Manifold Skid to Carbon Beds Line Up







Monday - Pump Skid #1 Ready to be Placed on Original Cement Pad







Manifold Skid Lined up to Carbon Beds







Tuesday - Additional Skids Positioned on Concrete Pad







Final Lineup of all 4 Skids







Wiring in Elec. Boxes Prior to Connecting to Skids


  Week 4 / 5 Final Setup






Liquid Pumps for Inbound and Outbound to CARBOB Tank







View of Redundant Dry Vacuum Pumps by Back Wall







Absorber Tower Skid Prior to In/Out Piping to CARBOB Tank







Inbound and Outbound Piping to CARBOB Tank







Overall View with Power & Communications Conduit







Gauge for Absorber Tower - Old School but New







Carbon Bed Manifold with Elec. & Support







Electrical Control Panels for Each Skid







View from Control Room Pending Painting







New Absorber Tower with Elec. & Vapor Tubing (above)


  Final Wrap Up






Aereon & Tesco Instrumentation in Ops Room







Pipe Stabilizer above Pump Flex Connector