FLL Tank Farm Expansion

Argus performs significant upgrades for 35-year-old fuel facility

The Ft. Lauderdale Fuel Facilities consortium retained Argus Consulting for master planning, design, construction administration and resident engineering services for significant upgrades and expansion to the fuel storage facility at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport originally built in 1986.

Argus has designed improvements to nearly all fuel system functions including pipeline receipt, truck unloading, fuel storage, hydrant fueling, tank-to-tank transfer, and refueler loading. Construction will be done in two phases to maintain operations of the existing system, requiring extensive coordinated efforts with the facility operator, contractors and the airlines. Phase One includes a new 6900 sq. ft. Operations & Maintenance Building, a new 145 sq. ft. fuel lab, converting to an automated fixed foam fire protection system and installation of a new electrical system including Variable Frequency Drive for Hydrant Pumps, and updated HMI. The existing operations building will be demolished once the new building is completed and operational to make room for expansions in Phase Two.

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Phase Two includes the addition of two new 38,000 BBL storage tanks; raising the existing secondary containment system dike walls by 18 inches; significant improvements to the existing pipeline receiving station and an additional filtration train; addition of motor-operated valves at the existing tanks for an automated system; and modifications to the existing tanks including removing a floating deck, adding handrails and additional safety features to the top of the tanks.