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Calumet Facility Upgrades

Krech Ojard was initially contacted by Murphy Oil USA, now Calumet Superior LLC, to assist them with developing a plan to expand the shipping of their High Sulfur Diesel product by rail in large tank cars at their facility in Superior, Wisconsin. Ultimately the project evolved to encompass 7600′ of new track and a spill catchment and underground containment system at the loading facility.

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CALUMET FACILITY UPGRADES

Krech Ojard was initially contacted by Murphy Oil USA, now Calumet Superior LLC, to assist them with developing a plan to expand the shipping of their High Sulfur Diesel product by rail in large tank cars at their facility in Superior, Wisconsin. Ultimately the project evolved to encompass 7600′ of new track and a spill catchment and underground containment system at the loading facility.

The project reconfigured some of the existing railroad tracks at the Calumet facility, and Krech Ojard developed a construction staging plan that allowed full use of the existing tracks until the time that the new tracks could come into service. Additionally, since the new configuration affected the way that BNSF Railway services the facility, Krech Ojard coordinated with BNSF Operations to enhance serviceability of the new Calumet facility.

Krech Ojard also provided construction administration services, construction surveying and staking, and prepared and solicited proposals for all switching and car handling at the new facility for Murphy Oil.

Range of the scope of projects at the Calumet facility involved the spur extensions and expansions, a locomotive storage building, control room HVAC, site lighting and switching, a gasoline rail loadout dock spill catchment, engineering for gasoline/asphalt loading, construction staking, and electrical upgrades.

Electrical Engineering

Krech Ojard’s Electrical engineers provided site lighting for an expanded rail oil loading facility in Superior, Wisconsin. KOA designed high mast lighting to decrease pole base quantity and footprint versus conventional using only three pole assemblies. Multiple lighting heads mounted on each 100 foot pole were designed to meet site conditions. Using internally mounted hoisting apparatus, these heads are lowered to grade level for ease of maintenance. This immensely reduces risks related to working at heights and avoids the cost of crane rental. The height of the mast was also an advantage for mounting new customer provided cameras that were placed into integral vendor provided nacelles on the luminaire mounting ring. This provides greater field of view for the security cameras. High pressure sodium lamps were specified for long lamp life and better performance in cold weather operation. Photocells were used for automated lighting control. Circuits were fed from the existing service in 480V configurations for power delivery in an efficient manner over relatively long distances. Design included existing miscellaneous site devices that were back-fed and reconnected for a completed system. Pole bases were designed by the KOA Structural Group.





Services Provided Rail Engineering Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering
Client
Calumet Superior, LLC
Location
Superior, Wisconsin
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