Pipeline Storage Facility Expansion

Plains Marketing & Transportation

Cushing, Oklahoma

The Plains pipeline storage facility expansion project, extended through (11) phases, included construction of over (30) 250,000-barrel tanks, several motor control centers, and various motor-operated valves and tank mixers to the existing Plains facility, giving it significantly increased capacity and capability. Ridge & Associates engineered the piping, metering, and pumps, and also designed the new control systems.

Additionally, Ridge & Associated performed the design work necessary to:

  • tie the new tanks into the existing SCADA System for monitoring tank temperatures and levels, and
  • link the new motor-operated valves and tank mixers to the existing Rotork Data Highway System.

Larry Hoover, P.E.; Milan Cramer; Justin Tucker; Katie Erickson; and Stan Brown worked on these projects.