During the same week, Aura commissioned two different types of systems for clients in Texas. Even though these start-ups occurred during COVID-19 travel restrictions, Aura was able to have key people on-site to ensure our clients, deemed essential during these times, were able to commission their new systems as smoothly and safely as possible.
Marine Vapor Control System – Corpus Christi, TX
System One was a 40,000 barrel per hour (BPH) marine vapor control system which Aura designed, built, installed, and commissioned for a client in Corpus Christi, TX. The system was designed specifically for loading crude oil and crude oil condensate. This ground-breaking collaboration between our client and The Port of Corpus Christi Authority will allow Suez-max class vessels to quickly load and unload at the Port. Even though this system achieves a high loading rate, it does not sacrifice environmental responsibility. The systems vapor combustors are low NOX accomplishing a control level of 0.06 lbs/mmbtu. To further facilitate a seamless experience for our client, Aura also integrated the system into the facility supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) to ensure complete system continuity. Aura will continue to collaborate with our client, providing regular scheduled maintenance to ensure their system continues to run safely and at full capacity.
Turnkey Storage and Transfer Facility – Brownsville, TX
System Two, which was also designed, built, installed, and commissioned by Aura, consisted of five (5) truck loading bays with four (4) truck loading pumps, each connected to two (2) tanks for customer flexibility. The facility storage is comprised of eight (8) 30,000 BPH tanks standing 40’ tall and 74’ wide. Each truck bay has a dedicated pump except Loading Bay #5 which is connected to all four (4) pumps. The system, located in Brownsville, TX, was designed to handle gasoline and diesel and has a load rate of 500 gallons per minute, per loading bay. The system also includes a vapor collection and combustion system for each bay that allows for simultaneous loading. Just one of many features to ensure safe operations, the system includes radar level gauge technology with independent high-high level safety switches to prevent tank overfill. System Two was just one part of a multi-phase facility build out for this client. Aura continues to work with our client to further increase their storage capacity.
Aura always offers clients turnkey solutions that take the full life of a system into consideration, from design through commissioning and even on to maintenance, we take pride in working hand-in-hand with our clients through these phases. Having key people on hand for commissioning is just one way we ensure the best possible experience for our clients.