FLL Terminal Fuel Line Expansion

A new international terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport required a new aircraft fueling hydrant system and relocating numerous hydrant pits.

Argus Consulting provided fuel system design services and construction oversight of the hydrant fueling system expansion at FLL to serve Southwest Airlines’ new International Terminal. This project included design of the new five gate hydrant system with double wall piping, relocation of hydrant pits at four existing gates to accommodate the new Terminal, construction of a new isolation valve vault, modifications to the existing interstitial leak detection monitoring system, and a new Emergency Fuel Shut Off system with buttons at each of the five new gates.

To support the new concourse, the design included tying in at least one fuel lateral and a new molded fiberglass pit assembly at each of the five new aircraft parking positions. Installation of new hydrant pits and laterals included excavation for new lateral and tie-in to the existing fuel main, backfill and compaction up to the bottom of the pavement and subgrade section.

Accommodating for airport parking and concourse design

New EFSO stations were provided at each of the five Concourse A aircraft parking positions. The new EFSO stations were connected to a new fire station style panel located within the new Concourse that is compatible with the other terminal EFSO panels.

With the expansion of Concourse B to accommodate improvements to the interior of the building, this project also included reconfiguring the aircraft parking positions at several gates and relocating six hydrant pits around the concourse.