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DHL Worldwide Express Fuel System Expansion
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Client Challenge:

Provide reliable and expandable source of jet fuel to new cargo facility while minimizing overhead costs and corporate liability.

 
PRIME Solution:

Provide reliable and expandable source of jet fuel to new cargo facility while minimizing overhead costs and corporate liability.

Comprehensive study, evaluation, design, and construction administration services for new aircraft fueling hub facility. 

Services included:

Study, Evaluation and Report

  • Fuel requirements / projections and needs
  • Hydraulic analysis of existing airport hydrant system distribution piping, storage, and pumping systems capacity for increased DHL demand and growth
  • System sizing
  • Risk analysis of system configurations
  • Refueler truck loading station and aircraft hydrant positions balance diversity, and quantity
  • Opinion of probable construction cost for various program options
  • Budget recommendations and controls
  • Communication systems options for connectivity to Airport EFSO systems and fuel farm control systems
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Fuel systems, civil, electrical, control, geotechnical, environmental, and structural design for:

  • Emergency fuel shut off systems – segregated zone control
  • Issue filtration systems
  • Apron pavement and drainage systems
  • Two jack and bore casing installations below active taxiways (550 lf & 300 lf)
  • Truck loadingarea canopy (5,400 SF)
  • Waste fuel collection tanks
  • PLC Control systems
  • Radio communication systems for interface with existing fuel farm PLC
  • Modifications to existing hydrant pumping pressure by-pass systems
  • Three position aircraft re-fueler truck loading station (600 gpm each)
  • Two Aircraft hydrant positions
  • 9,500 feet of 14” buried fuel main
  • Existing hydrant system valve pit modifications and tie-in of 14” fuel main.
  • Two (2) isolation valve vaults for future system tie-ins.
  • Leak detection systems
  • 1,000 feet of fuel hydrant lateral piping
  • Fuel system distribution header
  • Surge analysis
  • Two surge suppressor pits
  • Resident engineer services
  • Fuel systems flushing inspection

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