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PTFE Cladding of SFPUC Digesters Nears Completion

By November 15, 2014February 23rd, 2018Project Development

FabriTec Structures_SFPCU_Ocean Digester

After successfully securing a contract with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide tensile membrane cladding for four digesters at the site of Oceanside Pollution Control Plant 620 almost a year ago, construction by FabriTec Structures is now nearing completion.

San Francisco’s Ocean Digesters are an integral part of the wastewater management system responsible for solids treatment. Erosion of the tanks, from exposure to the rising sea levels and salty ocean air, is constantly monitored by the department. The durable exterior PTFE membrane structures commissioned by SFPUC will protect the digesters from further erosion and make an attractive public-facing shell.

FabriTec will clad four digester tanks. Each tank has an approximate surface area of 5,000 square feet and each fin an additional 2,500 sq. ft. for a total fabric surface area of a little more than 30,000 sq. ft. The fabric used will be Sheerfill II PTFE.

Construction on the ocean digesters began earlier this summer and is expected to complete in the spring of 2015.

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