Airport Hydrant Fuel Systems

Airport Hydrant Fuel Systems

Hydrant fuel dispenser connected to the fuelling point under an aircraft’s wing.

Inspection of the TT5000 Sensing Cable can easily be performed from the access covers installed at any section of the 20 km TraceTek Leak Detection System installed.

Schedule 80 PVC slotted conduit installed alongside a hydrant fuel distribution pipeline below an airport parking apron.

Most modern airports depend on miles of direct buried fuel piping loops to distribute millions of gallons of fuel to airliners daily from the terminal aprons. An undetected fuel leak along the hydrant fuel system can be devastating to airport operations and the surrounding environment.

TraceTek Liquid Hydrocarbon Leak Detection and Locating Systems can monitor miles of single wall buried pipelines for fuel leaks, provide a precise location of a small developing leak, close valves before it becomes catastrophic, and interface with a pipeline monitoring control center for notification.

TraceTek TT5000 Sensing Cable installed inside slotted PVC conduit alongside a single wall buried hydrant pipeline, can detect a small fuel leak and identify the location with pinpoint accuracy. Traces of any fuel leakage are drawn into the conduit by capillary action and contact the sensing cable for detection and location of the leak.

TraceTek monitoring system using four TTSIM-1 controllers including zener barriers and surge protection.

Two runs of sensing cable meet and connect together within the access pit and DABICO cover.

Slotted PVC conduit being screwed together and laid in the bottom of the trench.

Airport Buried Transfer Pipelines

TraceTek Leak Detection and Locating System in a NATO-Airbase close to Prague in Czech Republic.

Tracetek Sensor cables are installed parallel to the pipeline by pulling through the permeable blue conduit shown.

Slotted conduit and the hydrant pipe installed within a sleeve under a road.

The danger of environmental contamination and the potential repair costs of an undetected fuel leak along an airport kerosene pipeline can be astronomical.
To reduce this risk of environmental contamination, TraceTek monitors hundreds to thousands of meters of single wall buried pipelines and provides the exact location of any developing small leaks.

An interface to the monitoring control center or BMS receives the notification and displays the distance to the leak.

The exact location allows quick reaction whilst the leak is still small, helping to prevent larger spills.

Under streets or other barriers it is installed in a coated pipe.

Typical design of sensor cable and access pit with connecting box.