Containing Spills and Fire

by William E. Wiley, (M.ASCE), Struct. Engr.; Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, MO 64130,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1996, Vol. 66, Issue 3, Pg. 53-55

Document Type: Feature article


A $95 million project to consolidate five jet fuel supply facilities that serve Los Angeles International Airport is nearing completion. The project shows how codes for wastewater-treatment facilities were applied to the new fuel storage system. More than 50 airlines use the Los Angeles International Airport, consuming 1.4 billion gal. of jet fuel annually. In 1985, an airline consortium formed a corporation to purchase, store and distribute fuel directly from the source to save money and ensure a reliable supply of fuel. The LAXFUEL Corp. selected Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, to design the consolidation of five separate aviation fuel suppliers' facilities into one system for the airport. Work on the project began in February of 1991 and is expected to be complete in February 1996.

Subject Headings: Energy storage | Project management | Airports and airfields | Air transportation | Fuels | Wastewater treatment | Waste storage

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