Working directly with a craft brewer, Roberts Onsite installed the major components of a wastewater pH neutralization system.
The system is designed to reduce the acidity of the wastewater produced through the brewing process. When the pH of the wastewater reaches a pre-determined reading, the water is diverted into a sump pit, and then pumped into a 28’ tall, 10’ diameter effluent equalization tank. Once in the tank, the water is circulated and chemically treated to balance the pH level. After the acidity of the wastewater is reduced to the desired level, the water is then drained into the sewer system.
In order for the 3.2 ton stainless steel tank to be moved into the building, our ironworkers dismantled a portion of the building façade. Then, a crew of pipefitters and millwrights and riggers worked to maneuver the tank into the building.
Our pipefitters completed the process piping installation. All above-ground piping was food-grade 304 stainless steel sanitary tube. The sump pit was excavated, formed and poured, and underwent a process to make it water tight. The customer-supplied sewage pumps complete with guide rails, floats and alarms were installed as well as the pH probes and air-actuated control valves. When complete, the entire system underwent a rigorous three-day commissioning process.