Tampa DFSP Study, Florida
Argus conducted a comprehensive study of the Tampa DFSP facility. We identified SRM requirements for mechanical systems, electrical systems and power requirements, lightning protection, secondary containment, and piping layouts to increase operational efficiency. Additionally, we provided four options to replace the existing receipt pipelines from the Chevron Terminal at Port Tampa.
Charleston DFSP Study, South Carolina
Argus conducted a study of the entire Charleston facility. We identified SRM requirements for mechanical systems, electrical systems and power requirements, lightning protection, secondary containment, and piping layouts to increase efficiency of operations. This study differed from others of its type as it did not include options to replace the existing receipt pipeline. Argus did conduct an API 570 pipeline inspection of two above- and below-ground 18-inch-diameter receipt lines.
Whiteman AFB, Missouri
JP-8 Bulk Storage System – Tank 172 and 173 Repairs
Argus completed a 653 Tank Inspection of two 30,000-barrel bulk fuel storage tanks. During the inspection, we identified repairs and ultimately repaired three tank nozzles, replaced the tank bottom, replaced the tank issue and receipt valves with double block and bleed valves, and installed a cathodic protection system and a ring wall foundation. The installation of the foundation, liner, and cathodic protection required temporary relocation of the storage tank. To accomplish this, it was elevated, placed on railroad tracks and moved north to the containment area, allowing for construction. Once the foundation, liner, cathodic protection and new tank bottom were in place, the tank was returned to its original location.
Columbus AFB, Mississippi
Investigation, Assessment, Survey and Analysis; Design Tank Repairs
for Tank 1, Fac-146 and Tank 6, Fac-143
The jet fuel tank farm at Columbus AFB has four JP-8 above-ground storage tanks constructed between 1956 and 1962. While they have been modified over the years, API-653 inspections revealed a list of repairs required to bring them up to date with current API 650 requirements. Argus designed major repairs to two of these tanks (Tanks 1 and 6), adding new tank bottoms with flexible liners, cathodic protection systems, and release detection. Additionally, the product recovery tank was replaced. Double block and bleed valves were installed on tank suction and fill piping, and a new roof drainage system was installed. The high-level float control valve pilot was relocated to an accessible location, and new high-level and low-level alarms were installed. Floating pan roof seals were replaced and the tanks and floating pan were sandblasted and recoated. Tank 1 also received a new concrete ring wall foundation.