Hydrant Cart Test Stand System


Baltimore Washington Airport, MD

Contract Method

Design / Bid / Build

Brief Project Description

Reliable was chosen by Southwest Airlines as the Prime Contractor to construct a new Hydrant Cart Test Stand System at the Baltimore/Washington Airport. The work consisted of supplying and installing a new 15,000 gallon, UL 2085 double wall, above ground storage tank complete with OSHA compliant tank platform and stairs. The work also included a new JET A fuel pipe system and fueling equipment consisting of a variety of valves, strainers, loading hoses, pressure gauges, a new dead man control system, automatic tank gauging, interstitial tank monitoring, ground verification and overfill protection, emergency shutoff system, meter proving connection, tank high level shutoff, back pressure control valve, unloading and loading meters, positive displacement pump, and a new API 610, 100 HP vertical turbine pump. The system also included a custom fabricated, free standing, lockable NEMA 4 UL 508A industrial fuel system control cabinet complete with (2) new flow computers and controller with heavy duty keypad and touchscreens.

Reliable self-performed all new fuel system pipe fabrication (off site and on site) and the installation of the new fuel system equipment and tank. Once complete, the fuel system startup and commissioning was performed by Reliable and Bay Associates of Virginia Beach, VA.

Site work consisted of demolition of existing concrete pavements, demolition of existing mechanical and electrical systems, earthwork, final grading of new aggregate base, concrete foundations for the tank, pipe bollards, meter base foundation, drilled pier for new light poles, new rigid concrete pavement and new joints sealants.

The electrical work consisted primarily of new power, communications, grounding, and controls. This included a new 200-amp circuit breaker, new raceways, installing new fuel system control panel, trenching, backfill and concrete for new electrical ductbank system, supplying and installation (2) new light poles, light fixtures, and lighting branching as required.

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