Train Car Derailment
National Park, AB
Following a train car derailment incident, there was a release of non-toxic cargo into a protected creek located in a National Park. The cleanup of the material was awarded to the emergency response contractor who asked for Stormtec to become involved at that point.
12,000 GPM / 45,360 L/MIN
The scope of the project involved two separate, independent tasks: installing a full-capacity bypass of the creek itself while filtering the water within the work area. Transporting equipment and operating machinery in a remote, protected environment under a critical timeline required the highest attention to the most sensitive details.
- Installed a full capacity bypass of the creek.
- Filtered the water within the work area.
- Installed a redundancy in the form of a backup pump.
- Installed self-cleaning fish screens.
- Bypassed the entire flow of the creek, calculated at 45,630 L/Min.
- Operated three filtration systems at the same time, all producing water below criteria for discharge back downstream into the creek.