Player and Company was entrusted with the expansion of the jet fuel storage and distribution system for the new International Concourse at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. On-time is an absolute must for the world’s busiest airport. Of course, quality is paramount to the finished product that will affect thousands and thousands of passengers each day.
The project, which had to be accomplished without interrupting service to the existing concourse jet fuel system, consisted of the installation of:
• New 1,500,000 gallon fuel storage tank
• 8,000 gallon per minute capacity pump station
• Fuel control service building with a quality control laboratory
• Installation of nearly two miles of 20-inch diameter underground fuel mains
• 14-inch carbon steel aviation fuel piping to serve the airport’s extended cargo facility
• Installation of isolation valve pits, refueling pits, and low point drain pits.
The piping installation includes steel pipe casings that run underneath the taxiways and runways at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
All of the pipe joints were welded per ASME B31.3 Code and x-rayed to ensure code compliance. All underground piping was cathodically protected to provide a reliable system for years to come.