Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Client: Major Petroleum Company
Contract Amount: $80,000
A lubricant formulating plant engaged Remtech for a Tanker Loading Rack
with Fall Protection and secondary containment. Tasks included design,
permiting, secondary containment, moving underground transfer lines
into secondary containment concrete trenches, providing construction
management, and installing an oil/water separator for loading
finished product tankers. Remtech also prepared SPCC and FRP plans
and trained plant personnel.
A lubricant facility purchased a pre-fabricated loading rack and new oil/
water separator that were too large for the small plant site. Remtech
had to obtain building offset variances from the City and Architectural
Review Boards. Remtech attended public hearings to gain local
acceptance of the proposed design and variances.
Three dimensional modeling was performed to provide adequate
tanker turning radiuses, clearances for tanker undercarriages with
rollover spill containment/clean stormwater diversion transitions, and
level tankers to align with two hydraulically operated gantries. Rollover
spill containment transitions also diverted clean stormwater around
loading rack operation contact areas.
An above ground stormwater detention basin (placed under the
backside of the rack canopy) was designed to satisfy permitting
requirements and fit within the limited space. Remtech also designed
safety and fire prevention systems that were required to obtained
permits from local fire authorities.
Remtech designed a concrete trench with metal H20 load grates
crossing the plant entrance road to move existing underground
transfer lines into a secondary containment structure draining to the
canopy sump. An existing AST tank farm oil water separator (OWS)
was modified to accept tank farm and loading rack contact water that
was discharged to the sanitary sewer under an existing wastewater
pretreatment permit. This replaced an $80,000 in ground oil/water
separator that was originally planned by the client.
A SPCC plan was prepared and FRP plan updated and plant
personal were trained by Remtech
This structure could not have been built without variances obtained by Remtech through the public
hearing and City review and permitting process. Remtech saved the client the cost of a new underground
$80,0000 OWS that would have required a larger stormwater detention facility due to additional land
disturbance areas. Due to limited space on this site, a permit most likely could not have obtained
with additional space requirements of an in ground OWS.