SULZER PUMPS

Location

800 Koomey Road,

Brookshire, TX

Size

25’-0” W x 67’-0” L x 30’-0” Deep

Site

Existing Campus

 

 

 

 

Overview

  • KDW designed/built a 30-ft deep concrete pit used for testing the client’s oversized pumps, the largest of which will pump 350,000 gallons of liquid per minute.
  • The pit has a 2’-6” thick concrete slab, 2’-3” thick concrete end walls, and 3’-6” thick concrete side walls.

Need/Problem

  • The client needed the ability to test their large pumps at their facility, rather than shipping them off for testing.
  • Due to the size of the hole and doing the project during the Fall, KDW encountered quite a bit of rain and erosion of the soil on the slopes. To eliminate the issue of erosion, the team installed plastic around the entire pit.

KDW Solution

  • At 30 ft below natural grade at the bottom of the pit we installed a 30-ft long x 8-ft diameter pipe in the ground.
  • The excavation of the 30-foot deep hole required proper back slope, which had to be engineered in order to maintain safety for our people to work at the bottom of the pit.
  • KDW designed/built the large pit for the client to test the oversized pumps at their local office in Brookshire, TX rather than shipping the pumps off for testing. The test pit will save our client time and money, and allow them to take on more projects.

 

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SULZER PUMPS

Location

800 Koomey Road,

Brookshire, TX

Size

25’-0” W x 67’-0” L x 30’-0” Deep

Site

Existing Campus

Overview

  • KDW designed/built a 30-ft deep concrete pit used for testing the client’s oversized pumps, the largest of which will pump 350,000 gallons of liquid per minute.
  • The pit has a 2’-6” thick concrete slab, 2’-3” thick concrete end walls, and 3’-6” thick concrete side walls.

Need/Problem

  • The client needed the ability to test their large pumps at their facility, rather than shipping them off for testing.
  • Due to the size of the hole and doing the project during the Fall, KDW encountered quite a bit of rain and erosion of the soil on the slopes. To eliminate the issue of erosion, the team installed plastic around the entire pit.

KDW Solution

  • At 30 ft below natural grade at the bottom of the pit we installed a 30-ft long x 8-ft diameter pipe in the ground.
  • The excavation of the 30-foot deep hole required proper back slope, which had to be engineered in order to maintain safety for our people to work at the bottom of the pit.
  • KDW designed/built the large pit for the client to test the oversized pumps at their local office in Brookshire, TX rather than shipping the pumps off for testing. The test pit will save our client time and money, and allow them to take on more projects.