Overall, the scope of the Hill AFB Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) Pumphouse replacement project includes the total replacement of an aged and deteriorated existing fuel storage facility including a fuel pumphouse, fill stands, antiquated piping system and support facilities to meet the latest DoD standards.
This 2-year project required the phased demolition and replacement existing fuel lines, manifolds, and valves in addition to the construction of a new 2,400 SF (40' x 60 ') liquid fuels distribution pump house to replace Building 870 at Hill Air Force Base, while the entire POL facility remained fully operational to receive and distribute Jet A fuel to the HAFB flightline. The new facility accommodates (4) new 600 GPM pumps, an emergency eyewash station, a 12' x 12' coiling overhead metal door to allow for pump installation and maintenance, a separate control room equipped with an emergency shut-off switch, a diesel fuel backup generator, intrusion detection, fire detection and suppression. and a unisex restroom.
Newly installed fuel lines include two exterior 16`` diameter fuel manifolds with miscellaneous piping and connections and an adjacent underground 1,000-gallon Product Recovery Tank. In the fuel yard, (5) existing fuel storage tanks were taken out of service in two phases brought up to code, tested and cleaned then brought back online. Approximately 6,000 LF of corroded above ground 6`` diameter piping were replaced with anti-corrosion coated heavy wall piping with associated cast-in-place concrete pipe supports sized and engineered to maintain 800 gallon per minute (GPM) delivery volume. The sitework included the breach and replacement of (5) concrete fuel storage tank dike wall containment berms, construction of (2) tanker truck fuel pump fill stands and offloads with a concrete and asphalt paved access drive approach, (2) cast-in-place concrete fuel spill containment basins, (2) stormwater detention ponds, and the planting of the HAFB standard native seed mix for erosion control.