Oil & Gas
Mark West Energy Partners, LP
Phase 1 of Hopedale Plant Updates Including Propane Storage Tank Area
RTP was hired by MarkWest Energy Partners, LP in Jewett, OH, to design and implement the Propane Storage Tank Area as part of the Hopedale Project Phase I. This critical project involved providing design engineering for piping systems that lacked permanent pipe and valve supports in the Phase I Propane Storage Tank Farm Area. RTP's expertise in site assessment, foundation design, and structural engineering ensured the successful integration of permanent supports while the pipe remained in operation.
The project scope focused on addressing the need for permanent pipe and valve supports in the Phase I Propane Storage Tank Farm Area. RTP conducted a comprehensive site visit to assess existing conditions and determine the locations of required supports. The scope included the design of foundations for piping and valve supports, as well as the structural design of supports for pipes and valves. This involved considering the operational status of the pipes and ensuring the seamless integration of permanent supports.
RTP provided a range of services to facilitate the design and implementation of the Propane Storage Tank Area. Our team conducted field investigations to locate existing temporary pipe supports and performed thermal stress analysis for propane piping supply lines. RTP meticulously designed piping systems, including installation drawings and material specifications. Additionally, we provided foundation design and installation drawings for pipe supports, as well as structural design and installation drawings for supports, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Propane Storage Tank Area.
Through our thorough site assessments, meticulous engineering design, and expertise in pipe support systems, RTP successfully designed and implemented the Propane Storage Tank Area for MarkWest Energy Partners. Our ability to address complex engineering challenges while the pipe remained in operation ensured the seamless integration of permanent supports, enhancing the safety and functionality of the storage tank area. This success reinforces RTP's position as a trusted partner for engineering solutions, delivering exceptional results under demanding operational conditions.