Miscellaneous Fueling Projects

Location: Tonopah Test Range, Nev.; Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Client: NAVFAC Southwest Division

Tank Repairs, Tonopah Test Range, Nev.

Burns & McDonnell provided design development services to develop a design-build procurement package. Repairs were required to bring Tank 3 at this facility into compliance with API 653 and military DM 1022A standards. The repairs included the replacement of the tank bottom, a new secondary containment under the tank, new cathodic protection, the replacement of tank stairs and ladders, repair to foam fire protection system, the removal of lead based exterior coating, new interior and exterior coatings, the installation of an internal floating pan and related seal and new man ways and piping connections. Estimated construction cost was $1.2 million.

Truck Offload Rack, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Burns & McDonnell provided design development services in the development of a design-build procurement package. The project included the design of a new truck offloading system for use as a secondary means of receiving fuel at the facility. Efforts also included the design of a new concrete secondary containment system for the contingency offloading of JP-8 fuel from transport trucks. Four new simplex offloading stations (6 inches in diameter) were provided for including valves, strainers, flow indicators, dry-break couplers, a grounding/bonding verification system, a “dead-man” shutoff system, two new 300 gpm pumps, with the capacity to upgrade to 600 gpm pumps in the future, as well as electrical power and control systems to serve this operation. Connections were made to the existing fuel receipt piping and filtration system and modifications were designed as required to accommodate this offloading operation. Estimated construction cost was $500,000.

Repair/Replace Hydrant Outlets and Pits, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Burns & McDonnell provided design development services to develop a design-build procurement package. The project included the design and replacement of 1954 vintage aircraft hydrant fueling system service pits and lids with new watertight pit and lid assemblies. Twenty-seven existing hydrant pits and lids were removed, while the associated hydrant system was maintained and modified as required and replacement pits and associated paving were installed. The project also included the decommissioning of 16 hydrant system pits that are no longer in active use and the provision of new hydrant couplers for the fuel carts that interface with the new hydrant pits. The work included pavement removal and replacement and the continuation of electrical pump controls and an emergency shutoff system during phased construction, requiring continued operation of portions of the hydrant system while the replacement occurred.