Andersen AFB, Guam
REPLACE POL HYDRANT SYSTEM, PHASES 3 & 4; Andersen AFB, Guam
This new type III hydrant fueling system included a new 2,400-Gallon-Per-Minute (GPM) pumphouse consisting of a structural steel building complete with four 600-GPM pumps, seven M.E. Industries filter separators, Cla-Val control valves, general twin seal plug valves, two surge suppressors, one micron filter separator, and a programmable PLC system. A 4,000-gallon product recovery tank and a 500kW standby generator were installed adjacent to the pumphouse.
Two new aboveground 10,000-barrel fuel storage tanks with floating pans, fixed roofs, flexible membrane liners, and concrete containment were also constructed. The fuel piping distribution loop connecting the pumphouse area to the parking apron required 10,000 linear feet of 12-inch stainless steel pipe installed in solid coral. This distribution piping supplies 20 hydrant pit outlets, which required the installation of eleven low point drains and four high point vents for proper system operation. A truck fillstand was also included.
Following the installation of the new fuel distribution piping, new airfield paving was placed. This paving included 141,250 square feet (5,230 cubic yards) of new Portland Cement Concrete for the apron. This was completed in less than a month.