Brandon Shores Waste Water Treatment Plant, Baltimore, Maryland
Mechanical Systems Installation, Piping & Pre-Fabrication Services
The Industrial Facility Project
The Brandon Shores Waste Water Treatment Plant consists of the following two treatment processes: The first treatment process provides makeup water for the scrubber. This process uses effluent water from an existing municipal waste water treatment plant treating it with reverse gravity sand filters and UV disinfection. The second treatment process treats the waste stream coming from the FGD absorbers and gypsum dewatering presses. Similar to municipal waste treatment facilities, this facility uses micro-organisms in an aerobic system to process the high nitrate content before discharge to the lagoons on its way into the Chesapeake Bay. The sludge from the different treatment systems is pressed out and hauled to a landfill.
Poole & Kent Mechanical Contractor Role
As the mechanical contractor, Poole and Kent fabricated, installed, and tested the complete integrated Flue Gas desulfurization system, waste water treatment system, raw water treatment system, and sanitary lift station. Installation of these mechanical systems included the following material and processes:
- 1680' of Hastelloy C SST C-276 stainless steel pipe and fittings
- 7220' of fiberglass pipe ranging from 2" to 16"
- 6069' of carbon steel pipe and fittings ranging from ½" to 24"
- Provide shop pre-fabrication drawings and complete installation drawings based from piping and valve identification (P&ID drawings).
Challenges / Achievements / Goals
The schedule for this mechanical construction project included the design and formulation of the drawings for the installation of the piping support systems. As a result, the overall installation time was reduced for these systems. Poole and Kent maintained an aggressive installation schedule to ensure a timely completion for the project.