EWR Terminal A Hydrant System Study

As the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey prepared for a new terminal at Newark's International Airport, Argus studied the best options for fueling aircraft.

Argus Consulting provided Stage 1 reports and concept designs for fueling infrastructure improvements as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was in the planning stages for a replacement of the existing Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to accommodate the EWR Master Plan. The new Terminal A will replace three existing concourses at EWR and will include a new hydrant fuel loop and emergency fuel shutoff system.

One study covered proposed improvements needed to relocate the fueling infrastructure that falls within the footprint of the proposed Terminal A. Specific improvements considered in the study included providing new fuel transmission lines from the Tank Farm to the existing concourses, replacement of the existing Fuel Selection Area, replacement of the aging Tank Farm controls infrastructure, new bulk storage tanks and significant improvements to the Tank Farm pumping systems. This comprehensive document  included: developing pipe routes and profiles, pumping system design, review of environmental concerns, conceptual layouts for all new systems, hydraulic simulations for the pipe and pumping systems (layout of the new EFSO) and cost estimating.

Argus also provided Stage 1 Report and 30% design for the new Terminal A hydrant system.

This study required the determination of the peak simultaneous fueling demand at the airport, the proposed routing of the fuel distribution mains, valve vault configuration, the completion of a hydraulic analysis to size the piping, modifications required at the fuel farm and the specific pump groups, modifications to existing truck racks and hydrant cart test stand, leak detection, and modification and upgrades to the existing control system.

A detailed, phased construction approach was developed to minimize the impact to the airfield operations and to coordinate with phased construction of Terminal A. Argus was then retained for the 30% design for a new hydrant fuel distribution system and Emergency Fuel Shutoff System. This effort established the relevant codes, design criteria, materials of construction, piping alignment, details, system configuration and estimated construction costs.