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Project Update: Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hydrant Fuel

By August 3, 2022 February 16th, 2024 No Comments

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hydrant Fuel Project
Location: Dayton, OH
Anticipated Completion: June 2024

Project Summary:

This project replaces the aging Type II hydrant fuel system with a modern Type III hydrant fuel system. Project features include a new type III fuel pumphouse capable of delivering fuel at a rate of 2,400 gpm with automated flow control provided by a PLC based pump control panel. Other project features include a 4,000-gallon product recovery tank, truck offload stand, hydrant hose truck check-out stand, new underground utilities, 12” underground hydrant fuel loop piping and aboveground fuel piping ranging from 8” up to 16”, two each 5,000 BBL aboveground welded steel fuel storage tanks with floating pans, cathodic protection, and secondary containment provided by a flexible membrane liner, concrete slabs and perimeter concrete containment walls.
This project more than doubles the fuel flow delivery to aircraft which is required to expedite safe and efficient generation of aircraft sorties. Wright-Patterson’s 88th air base wing conducts mission support to Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Secret Service, local government, and humanitarian relief that suffer daily due to competing demands of aircraft refueling.

Recently completed milestones:

The product recovery vault was completed and the product recovery tank was installed. This pump house foundation is complete. The structural steel package for the new pump house was delivered and tank erection has also recently been completed.

Current Work in Progress:

  • Underground conduits being install in the new pump house
  • Excavating and forming high temperature hot water concrete pipe supports
  • Tanks 1 & 2 are nearing completion
  • Excavation and installation of the new 8” transfer line
  • Forming concrete pipe supports for the above ground fuel piping
  • Misc. prep work for the pump house slabs

Upcoming work:

  • Hydrostatic and settlement testing of the 2 tanks
  • Painting of the 2 tanks
  • Slab placement in the new pump house
  • Pump house control room CMU installation w/bar joists, decking and concrete placed
  • Erection of the pump house structure
  • Site wide underground conduit installation
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