BNA Fuel System Upgrades

From master planning to system commissioning, Argus delivered the first major upgrades in more than 30 years for all system functions. 

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) retained Argus Consulting for planning, design, construction, and resident engineering services to upgrade the airport fueling facilities that were constructed in the 1980s. Improvements were made to nearly all fuel system functions including pipeline receipt, truck unloading, fuel storage, hydrant fueling, tank-to-tank transfer and refueling loading. Additionally, the project covered modifications to the tank stripper system, site lighting, a storm/containment drainage system and installation of a 24/7 security system.

The master planning effort began in 2013 with Argus completing a thorough assessment of the pipeline receiving systems, the bulk storage facilities, truck loading and unloading operations, the operations and maintenance buildings, the fuel hydrant system and the emergency fuel shutoff system. Using its proprietary flight-based modeling to compare fuel consumption and demand projections, Argus then created a master plan document that established what equipment could continue to support the facility and that which needed to be upgraded.

Designing for the future 

The planning effort resulted in a two-phased design/construction program that addressed the immediate concerns of the airport and provided a right-sized system for the future. Argus has finished design and construction of two projects under Project 1. Project 1 A, construction of a new 6500 sq. ft. Operations and Maintenance Building, features a truck maintenance area to repair refueler trucks, tool storage, an electrical and control room, break room, locker room, four offices, a multipurpose room, and 21 sq. feet of storage. The other Project 1 project involves tank shell and floor repairs, tank coating, miscellaneous electrical improvements and hydrant system improvements.

Project 2 included modification of the containment drainage system, new right-sized pump pad, new tank gauging and controls, new operations and maintenance building, transmission line improvements, and modifications to the airport EFSO system. The project also included the removal of abandoned underground storage tanks and pipelines.