Protecting Victorian Desalination Plant & Coastline from Oil spills & Pollution
Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Customer: Joint Venture
Products: SPEL Puraceptor
Providing environmental protection to one of the most sensitive projects in Victoria’s history is always going to be a challenge. With three main transformers constructed to assist with the power supply to the desalination plant, there is the potential for a catastrophic failure and a very large oil spill. The installed transformers hold between 60,000 litres and 75,000 litres of oil each. This required certified, tested, fail-safe proven treatment devices.
The three SPEL Puraceptors, supplied to this project, have provided insurance to the water quality leaving each compound. Each Puraceptor is sized to treat the whole flow from its catchment and contain 110% of the largest spill. Each Puraceptor has stainless steel inlets to meet the clients specification, and one of the treatment tanks had a 3rd chamber that had an integral pump system to lift the entire flow out the discharge as it didn’t have gravity to the outfall.