GM Truck Plant Fluids Tank Farm

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
General Motors of Canada

HH Angus was engaged to redesign the pump house and storage tank farm that provided automotive fluids to the vehicles in the General Motors Truck Assembly Plant in Oshawa, Ontario. The project included replacing ten 50,000L and three 25,000L storage tanks. The system required seven new truck offload pumps and twelve new plant delivery pumps. Since there was no option to shut down the plant to facilitate the work, carefully managed co-ordination between the construction activities and plant operations was crucial to the success of this project.

A steam-heated glycol loop heating system was provided for the storage tanks that contained high viscosity fluids. With flammable and combustible fluids being stored at this facility, we designed a four-zone Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) fire protection system. This system was interlocked electrically to the process function and connected directly to both the in-house and municipal fire brigades to assure maximum protection and safety.