Valero Selects Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies For Boiler Feed Water System At Gulf Coast Refinery
Valero, with corporate headquarters in San Antonio, TX, has selected Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to supply a complete boiler feed water system to its St. Charles refinery located in Norco, LA. The treatment system will incorporate Veolia’s patented ACTIFLO Turbo clarification technology to treat water from the Mississippi River.
The clarified water will be used for cooling tower makeup, service water and will also supply water for the new high purity boiler feed water treatment system. The boiler feed water treatment process scheme includes multimedia filtration and sodium zeolite ion exchange softening followed by reverse osmosis membrane to polish the water to a high level. As a result, Valero will be able to produce over 1,300 gallons per minute (GPM) of high purity water used for makeup to steam boilers and the steam methane reformer, which produces hydrogen for refinery operations.
Valero chose the ACTIFLO Turbo technology for the St. Charles expansion due to the small footprint, ability to treat the increase in flow rate and ease of installation. Valero has subsequently awarded Veolia two additional contracts for its other refineries in the Gulf Coast region to provide additional clarified water at one site and to supply boiler feed water at the other. All three facilities are scheduled to become operational in 2013.
The ACTIFLO Turbo microsand ballasted clarifier is a packaged unit designed to treat up to 4,000 GPM to reduce suspended solids, colloidal solids and turbidity.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With 10,767 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.3B in 2011. For more information, visit www.veoliawaterst.com.
About Veolia Water
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to $16.3B. For more information, visit www.veoliawater.com.
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