Industrial Fluid Management, Inc. was hired by National Travel Center to replace seven steel retention tanks and re-bed two softener units for their Public Water System, in Central Ohio. The retention tanks were aged, and the plumbing was showing deterioration. The steel retention tanks were plumbed in series, and there were not any valves in-line. The retention tanks could not be blown down or bypassed in this current set up. The water quality was starting to become poor. Sediment in the steel retention tanks was causing discolored water, and the softener resin needed replaced because hardness was starting to cause staining.
The challenge was to do a replacement of the steel retention tanks and re-bed both softeners without shutting down the travel center’s operations.
Water was supplied to the system through this 2” valve from a 5000 gallon tanker that was placed on site by the Crabtree Water Hauling Company.
During the project the system was operated by Industrial Fluid Management around the clock. Coordination with the water hauler was a key to the success of the project. The facility averaged 7,000-10,000 gallons each day of water usage. Mornings and early evenings were the peak times of usage. The project lasted 2.5 days. The tanker was filled 5 times during the project including the initial load. A total of 17,321 gallons was used while the project was going on.
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