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Pump Station Retrofit

Using virtual reality (VR) to replace two suction headers of pump station

  • California

    California

Reducing the total installed cost of a project is our goal. Virtual reality is a tool that can play a huge part in this.

Built in the 1980s, this pump station stimulates oil recovery with eleven high pressure pumps that provide the volume and pressure needed to feed the water injection system. After nearly 30 years in service, the pump station had begun to show its age—inspections had shown that the two 24-inch pump suction headers were near the end of their service life and many of the concrete support structures were suffering from chemical attack.

To extend the life of the facility, our client decided to replace the two pump suction headers at the facility and repair or replace the damaged structures. This retrofit work meant that our structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and design teams must work together seamlessly. Our team implemented a virtual reality (VR) platform to improve collaboration, increase efficiency, and aid in reducing constructability issues.

We provided a construction package through exceptional execution that our client could use to perform the necessary retrofits, ensuring efficient operations for the life of the facility. By using VR collaborative integration, we were able to reduce the project’s total installed cost.

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Carlos Cobian, Design Consultant II

Good design is not just what it looks and feels like, it’s how well it works.

Ted Conway, Project Manager

Allowing your team members to do their best work without micromanaging—while providing guidance—produces the best product.

Jonathan Eskew, Design Consultant

I am passionate about leading electrical design teams in developing creative and cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Maryori Marin, Engineering Advisor

Everything we do requires passion. The more enthusiasm and energy we put into what we do, the more we can accomplish.

Wicus Postma, Senior Associate

I am always looking at improving—becoming more efficient and finding ways to better service our clients and peers.

Cole Rowland, Design Consultant

With our team there is nothing out of reach.

Steve Rupp, Principal

People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Daniel Stitt, Associate

I enjoy taking on the challenge of the unknown, figuring out, and then applying what I learned to our industry and projects.

Carlos Cobian

Design Consultant II

Ted Conway

Project Manager

Jonathan Eskew

Design Consultant

Maryori Marin

Engineering Advisor

Wicus Postma

Senior Associate

Cole Rowland

Design Consultant

Steve Rupp

Principal

Daniel Stitt

Associate

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