Pumping System Upgrade to Franklin Pump Station

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) had decided to increase the capacity of this key Water Pumping Station by upsizing the existing pumps and other associated systems. To improve the reliability, DWSD also had decided to install state-of-art Instrumentation and Control System to monitor and control the Pump Station. METCO was engaged as Prime Consultant to provide complete study, design and construction administration including start-up, testing and training. One of the critical challenges of the design was to install the pumping equipment and route the associated header piping modifications within the strict space constraints. The major features of this upgrade include: - Upgrade of the Four (4) existing Line Pumps with new Pumps of 30 MGD at 255 ft. TDH - Two (2) new 4,800 Volt, 2500 HP Variable Frequency Drives - Ovation’ based Radio SCADA System for control and monitoring of Pumps, Valves, - A new Electrical room Building to house VFD’s and other electrical equipment. - Construction sequencing to minimize the plant outages - HVAC System incorporating energy conservation measures and other associated Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Control Systems. The project was designed and built within the required time frame and within the budgeted construction cost with no significant cost overruns.