LOCATION: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
CLIENT: Strachan Gas plant, Alberta
RELATIONSHIP: since 2010
The Strachan gas plant is one of Keyera’s key facilities, providing sourgas processing services to customers, including sulphur recovery, sulphur forming, sulphur truck/rail terminal, and a large sulphur block with storage capacity of approximately 500,000 tonnes.
Rangeland’s primary focus was to design and engineer a sulphur tank and piping system to replace Keyera’s aging existing equipment. The primary project drivers for the client were to minimize shutdown time at the operational plant and to maximize the life of the new equipment.
Rangeland worked closely with the tank builder and pipe system vendors in advance to allow for a modular design. Collaborating with the construction team significantly reduced time on site and resulted in minimal disruptions to Keyera’s operations. Rangeland has extensive experience in the application of ContotraceTM piping and tank heating systems, and recommended the technology for the Strachan facility.
A key engineering challenge for Rangeland was to integrate the new sulphur storage system while the plant was operational.
The total program included:
- ControtraceTM piping and tank heating solutions
- Tank base design including ColentancheTM liner
- Magnetic drive pumps for sulphur product
- Piperack and utility upgrades
The existing plant had been in operation for decades, and had been modified over the years, so we really had limited design and survey information to work with. We got great support from the owner’s team, and they made the extra effort to get us the information we needed to put a quality design forward.
— Les Gould, Project Manager
- FEED study
- Capital and operating cost estimates
- Detail engineering
- Procurement, materials management and expediting
- Vendor selection for alternative technologies
- Construction support
Markets: Sulphur, product storage