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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