Florida Tornado Strike
A turbine explosion caused
by a tornado strike in North Florida devastated one of our client's 3 unit
power plant that supplied most of the power for their manufacturing facility.
The forced plant shutdown resulted in 800 production employees being temporarily
laid off until power could be restored. This situation required us to mobilize
to the site within 3 hours and set up massive generators for instant construction
power and lighting, large skid mounted filtration systems and a vecloader
to accomplish the cleanup required.
This emergency cleanup project,
whose scope included the abatement of three turbines and associated systems
and decontamination of the entire power facility, required working around
the clock through a phased sequence of ten separate work areas as dictated
by the clients plant startup needs. The extraordinary resources included
several tractor trailers full of materials, equipment and scaffolding along
with a peak workforce of 140 EPA certified crew personnel resulting in
the removal and disposal of 88 tons of hazardous material.
Preparation of Containment
over Turbines and Scaffolding
Setup for Pressure Cleaning
The total cleanup effort
starting with site assessment and design through remediation, cleanup and
disposal took just 10 calendar days. Knowing our client was losing hundreds
of thousands of dollars in revenue per hour, Lang rose to the challenge
and safely accomplished this impossible mission outlined by our client.
- Wash Water Filtration