Strongwell FRP Solves Baffling Wastewater Problems
The Lima Ohio Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a municipally owned and operated wastewater treatment facility located south of Toledo, Ohio. It operates at 33 million gallons per day, providing primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment, as well as biosolids and digester gas recycling. The WWTP needed to expand their wastewater processing capacity. One solution was to utilize a baffle wall system which would allow the water to move more slowly, resulting in better primary sedimentation.
A unique demand for this project was that the installation was completely underground. Baffle wall panels had to be transported to their underground installation location through 36” diameter manholes to reach the clarifiers. Bill Gaus of Harrington Industrial Plastics recommended Strongwell’s FRP due to its baffle panel size, high corrosion resistance against wastewater, competitive pricing, shipment flexibility and a strong emphasis on customer relationships.
Due to Strongwell’s unique baffle wall design, light weight (6 ½ lbs. per foot) and 24” width, the panels were easily transported through the manholes to their final destination. Peterson Construction, the contractor hired to build the project, noted this installation was done with relative ease and without the use of cranes or any other lifting equipment. EXTREN Series 500 beams and equal leg angles were also used as baffle supports.
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