Inframark Answered Goodman’s Call for Its New Facility

Client Situation

When you have a solid industry reputation in operation and compliance, companies will come calling. This was the case with Goodman Manufacturing, which was looking for such a company to run its new industrial wastewater facility. Located in Waller, Texas (outside of Houston), Goodman is owned by Daikin, the world’s No. 1 air conditioning company, and is located at Daikin’s 4.2 million-square-foot manufacturing and U.S. corporate headquarters. This new facility, which Inframark has operated since 2016, had more stringent regulatory parameters than the last one, so Goodman looked to us to ensure a smooth startup and ensure compliance.

Inframark Solution

Inframark delivered on its promise. We helped Goodman with the startup of its industrial treatment, getting it online in a timely fashion. The facility treats industrial discharge and uses much of the treated water for production plant process water, eliminating the need for using potable water for plant process water.

Additionally, here have been no compliance issues at the industrial wastewater facility, which is comprised of a two-part process:

  • Batch Treatment System. This removes all inorganic material before entering the receiving stream. This process uses coagulants and polymers for settlement before going through a high-pressure filter press.
  • Deionization (DI) Treatment System. This is what keeps the entire 4.2 million-square-foot facility working properly. The process takes wastewater from the manufacturing plant and converts it to reusable DI water by using caustics and acids and a series of micron filters, media filters, and anion and cation exchange columns. The goal is to have clean DI water with an acceptable conductivity and pH.

 

Inframark Results

Inframark implemented key cost-saving practices including:

Providing acceptable deionized water, which recycles a valuable resource and allows Goodman to cut costs on its production line.

We were really pleased with the help and support we got from Inframark when we experienced start-up issues. They responded very quickly to assist us.
Charles Strange
Goodman Manufacturing President
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