取水泵站是位于德克萨斯州休斯顿的东北净水厂 (NEWPP) 扩建项目的重要组成部分。由于 Luce Bayou 跨流域引水项目，三一河 (Trinity River) 的水将会运送至这里。NEWPP 取水泵站的建立是为了从休斯顿湖 (Lake Houston) 抽水并将水输送到三英里外的东北净水厂。
In order to do this, a pump station needed to be built on Lake Houston. This consisted of a pump platform, with fourteen pumps, as well as dual 108” transmission lines extended 1000 feet over Lake Houston. The high volume of water presented to the intake structure created two key challenges for the Houston Waterworks Team (HWT) (a JV of Jacobs and CDM Smith). The startup-thrust factor, as well as the day to day expansion and contraction of the transmission lines. Each of the transmission lines will experience about one million pounds of pressure as the intake pump station starts up.
On this system, Victaulic Style 231 Bolted Split Sleeve Couplings were utilized to not only meet the project challenges but to also reduce the footprint of the design. On the dual 108” carbon steel transmission lines, the Style 231 Non-Restrained Flexible Expansion Couplings are able to accommodate the high thrust factor and movement of the system required by the Houston Waterworks Team (HWT) (a JV of Jacobs and CDM Smith). Additionally, the Victaulic Style 232 Restrained Flexible Couplings were utilized to provide future stability at the 120” cleanouts for dismantling capabilities to meet the systems design requirements.
借助 Victaulic 系统，McCarthy 不仅能够适应所需的运动，同时还可降低了风险。而通过快速安装，McCarthy 能够降低劳动成本，缩短劳动时间，并减轻长时间在水域工作的安全风险。
Victaulic 为 NEWPP 取水泵站提供了创新、可靠的解决方案，不仅为业主和工程师带来了价值，还为承包商的工作提供了支持。