anthonycII
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Hydrant Refueling

Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:36 am

Although the recent extreme east coast cold is not as much of a factor as snow on airport operations, which major airports are equipped with hydrant refueling resulting in less reliance on truck/tanker refueling? Have any legacy airports added hydrant refueling as part of airfield upgrade/renovation projects?
 
Lpbri
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Re: Hydrant Refueling

Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:05 pm

MKE installed an in ground hydrant system in the mid 1980s.
 
surfpunk
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Re: Hydrant Refueling

Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:00 pm

MSP has had a hydrant system for decades. Don't know when it was installed, but it was there when I worked there from 1989-1997.
 
superbizzy73
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Re: Hydrant Refueling

Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:59 am

SEA system went active in 2005. I helped commission the system. It’s pretty impressive being down on the pump pad with 8 (there’s a total of 11, if I remember right) 200-hp. pumps all running at the same time!
 
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Re: Hydrant Refueling

Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm

anthonycII wrote:
Although the recent extreme east coast cold is not as much of a factor as snow on airport operations, which major airports are equipped with hydrant refueling resulting in less reliance on truck/tanker refueling? Have any legacy airports added hydrant refueling as part of airfield upgrade/renovation projects?


JFK, BOS and EWR all have hydrant systems. Cold weather absolutely has an impact on these systems. The refueling pits can freeze, hydrant trucks and carts can freeze. Often times tankers will need to be brought in if a pit cant be unfrozen.
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