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Water Regulations and Capacity Needs Drive Persian Gulf Refinery Upgrade

Published by Water & Wastes Digest.

Three oil / water separators, each almost 32 meters long, and three sludge pump skids were put in place at the BAPCO Oil Refinery in Bahrain to replace equipment that has been in place since the early 1970s. The project was motivated by an urgent need to meet new government regulations and to increase capacity.

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Updates to Package Plant System Dramatically Improves Operations

Published by Aquafacts magazine.

Our case study describing updates to an existing water treatment package plant system in Westfield, NY was highlighted in the Spring 2021 issue of Aquafacts, the official publication of the New York Rural Water Association. The article was written by WesTech engineers Chris Rettig, Richard Ross, P.E., and Jayme Tuomala.

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Dewatering Upgrades Can Improve Phosphate Tailings Filtration

Published by Fertilizer International magazine.

Optimization of beneficiation plants can eventually create a bottleneck at the plant’s filters. The modernization of the filter to handle the process increase can be very costly. A very common flowsheet will use a thickener upstream of the filter. Improvements in the upstream thickener translate to significant benefits to the downstream filter and help with plant optimization. The goal is to increase the water recovery at the thickener to reduce the hydraulic load on the filter. This approach can be very beneficial for difficult streams to filter with fine particle size distribution. Phosphate tailings is a prime example.

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Turn to WesTech Rentals for Municipal Short-Term Treatment Needs

Published by Treatment Plant Operator magazine.

There are many reasons that municipal plants might need temporary water and wastewater capacity. It could be because part of the plant is down for maintenance. Or a storm interrupts operations. Or a temporary solution helps the plant bridge the transition to a new system.

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Treatment Plant Doubles Drinking Water Capacity Using RapiSand™

Published by Treatment Plant Operator magazine.

The population in Gilbert, Arizona was expanding rapidly, and the town needed to double the capacity of the Santan Vista Water Treatment Plant while keeping costs low. WesTech installed a high-rate clarification system to expand the plant, increasing flow capacity within the limited real estate.

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