In August of 2017, construction was completed at a water recycling facility in Pecos, Texas. The facility is comprised of three-1000 BBL tanks and one-1000 BBL skim tank to support recycling water produced by upstream oil and gas.
The owner wanted to bring this facility online quickly and safely and knew the previous welded and flanged joining methods employed would not provide the same inherent value as Victaulic system solutions. Victaulic field engineers and the Victaulic Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team partnered with the customer to deliver a full-service fabrication solution, which included a detailed drawing package, fabrication at a Victaulic vertically integrated fabrication facility, and product delivery to site according to the client’s build strategy. Throughout preconstruction, Victaulic was able to provide a “holiday-free” internally plastic-coated solution that enabled the prefabrication of 1,562 diameter inches of pipe. This equated to 321 prefabricated joints and only 19 field joints throughout the entirety of the project.
Prior to construction, the owner had little to no Victaulic experience and no familiarity with Victaulic spool drawings. This being their first project, along with the challenge associated with the material handling of internally plastic-coated pipe, increased the need for a total project partnership between the owner and the Victaulic team. Victaulic worked with the owner to complete the project 3-4 weeks ahead of their original build strategy. Victaulic’s prefabricated internally plastic coated “holiday free” solution included Style HP-70 EndSeal™ Couplings, Series 727 Ball Valves, and IPC Butterfly Valves. The use of Victaulic grooved piping solutions and LEAN fabrication principles allowed for 94% of joints to be assembled in a Victaulic fabrication facility. This equated to the elimination of 2 weeks of jobsite exposure and risk.