In order to meet the anticipated demand increase while also shifting to utilizing surface water in Texas, the Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project (LBITP) will transfer existing surface water rights held by the City of Houston in the Trinity River to Lake Houston in the San Jacinto basin. The LBITP is a $318 million water supply project that includes a 500 MGD pump station (located on a 90-acre parcel), approximately 3.6 miles of pipelines, setting basin and maintenance facility, 23 miles of open canals to convey the untreated water to an outfall structure at Lake Houston. One of the critical components of the LBITP is the pig retrieval station. The components at the pig retrieval station needed to withstand not only the forces of the day to day operations, but also accommodate the settlement presented by the terrain.
Brown & Gay Engineering, Inc. (BGE, Inc.) 选择使用 Victaulic 系统解决方案，其中包括 W77 型 AGS 挠性接头和 W257 型动态移动接头。这些产品提供了全约束系统解决方案，可满足承受日常操作量的设计标准，同时实现了减小阀室尺寸的目标。在此安装中使用 W257 接头，BGE, Inc. 能够在大约 22 英尺内实现 4 英寸的沉降。传统方法需要挖掘两倍以上的深度才能安装约束装置，例如 M11 束带。
此外，唯特利AGS W77型挠性接头为进入隔离系统、清洗和回收区域提供了一种快捷、简单的方法。AGS W77型接头提供了灵活的解决方案，以便在日后日常系统维护或不当关机的情况下进入系统。
Victaulic’s mechanical capabilities provided inherent value engineering that minimized construction costs and schedules while overcoming the challenges presented by the pig retrieval station.
WWD 项目聚焦：Luce Bayou 跨流域引水项目, 2020 Water & Wastes Digest
2020 Top Water Projects, Water & Waste Digest