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In order to comply with current environmental regulations, Cameco required modifications to the existing waste oil storage system at their Key Lake Mine, Saskatchewan. The underground storage tank for waste oil and other lubricants  was to be decommissioned and replaced with an above ground transfer tank.

Allnorth devised a system to use the existing air pumps in each service bay to transfer waste oil products to a new above ground transfer tank. With this system in place, once the maximum volume (1200 L) of waste fluid is reached in the transfer tank, a limit switch is activated to engage a new air pump to move the waste fluid the large storage tank outside the building, where it is later collected and moved off-site for recycling. 

Using a Leica ScanStation P20 3D laser scanner and subsequent point cloud model, Allnorth designed a mechanical and piping system to take advantage of the existing infrastructure, and the additional piping and mechanical system required to bring the system into compliance with current regulations.

Working with the client, Allnorth was able to conduct successful model reviews to ensure a suitable design was achieved meeting all specifications.


  • As-built 3D scan
  • Design new waste oil transfer system
  • Construction drawings


Key Lake Mine, SK

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