International Aviation Projects
(BOG) Bogota El Dorado International Airport, Colombia
Fuel Storage Facility and Hydrant System Design and Construction Follow-on
To accommodate increasing traffic, Bogota Eldorado International Airport in Colombia is developing a new aircraft fuel receiving, storage and distribution facility and several aircraft hydrant fueling systems.
Argus is currently the Engineer-of-Record for the planning, programming, design, equipment procurement and construction administration of this expansion project. The 8,000 gpm hydrant system will serve 35 contact gates, 25 cargo gates and 25 remote parking positions. The new fuel storage depot will have three 25,000-barrel jet fuel storage tanks with potential to add three more tanks as needed. The facility is being designed to receive jet fuel via pipeline and transport truck. A dual parallel 16-inch transfer piping system approximately 10,000 feet in length will connect the depot to the Passenger and Cargo Terminal Complex.
An integral component of a major airport redevelopment program for the Columbian capital city, this new aircraft fuel storage facility and hydrant systems will provide hydrant fueling capabilities for 83 aircraft gate positions.
(PTY) Hydrant Pit Modifications Panamá Tocumen International Airport, Panamá
Argus Consulting teamed with ASIG Panama to provide mechanical and civil engineering services for the installation and relocation of hydrant pits along with other system modifications at aircraft parking positions in two satellite concourses at Tocumen International Airport. Hydrant valves and pits no longer needed were removed and capped. This project also included the installation of 12” carrier pipe, tie-in connections and a high-point vent pit.
(PTY) Fuel Storage and Hydrant System Concept Report Tocumen International Airport, Panamá
Argus Consulting prepared a concept report for a new aircraft hydrant fueling system to serve future Passenger Terminal Expansion Program considerations at PTY. The hydrant system tasks included determining peak system simultaneous demands, analyzing system capacities and addressing multiple piping system layout configurations. Considerations were given to the size and routing of a new fuel distribution piping system that would connect the new hydrant systems to the existing fuel storage facility. To complete the overall jet fuel expansion program, a site inspection and capability evaluation of the existing fuel storage facility was conducted. Through this effort, conceptual documents were prepared to address additional jet fuel storage tanks, a new transport truck unloading station, a new hydrant system pumping and filtration station and new electrical power and controls systems.
(QUI) Aircraft Fuel Storage Facility Quito International Airport, Ecuador
Fuel Storage Facility Design and Construction Follow-On
Argus Consulting teamed with Allied Aviation to design and construction administration for a new aircraft fuel storage facility at the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador. The facility is a green field site with three 10,000 bbl Jet-A API 650 tanks, three 15,000 gallon horizontal tanks with skid mounted bulk loading and unloading equipment for Avgas, Mogas and Diesel. The facility is be equipped with two landside unloading positions, three airside loading positions, fifteen refueler parking locations, and an Administrative, Operations and Maintenance Building.
Old Crow Airport, Yukon YOC Fuel System Analysis
Yukon YOC Fuel System Analysis
Argus Consulting, as a subconsultant to EBA, provided an analysis of a fuel system within the community of 167 people. Old Crow is located in northern Yukon and is only accessible via aircraft. Hence, all fuel including heating oil, low sulfur diesel, unleaded gasoline, Avgas, and Jet-A are all provided via aircraft delivery. This project first reviewed all the fuel storage tanks within the community and the consumption. Argus prepared a report to present options to develop a new centralized fuel depot with additional fuel storage tanks and new unloading pumps, filters, and refueler loading equipment and dispensing for the various fuels. This design project was accepted and Argus is currently designing the new centralized fuel depot consisting of 16 total tanks, five separate unloading systems, one bulk loading system, and four dispensing systems. New equipment is being designed to be transported via C-130 Hercules aircraft.