IPS worked with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast to replace an existing single-wall underground transfer pipeline, originally built in 1952. The project became necessary in order to comply with a Florida Department of Environmental Protection mandate requiring all underground fuel piping to be brought above-ground or placed into secondary containment.
Work completed by IPS includes the construction of new above-ground fuel piping, new pig launching and receiving stations (‘pig’ is an acronym for pipeline inspection gauges), and construction of a new meter proving station. IPS will also complete removal of the existing underground piping.
The Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) Jacksonville is a primary storage point for JP-5 in the Southeast. Reliable piping transfer and environmentally-compliant pipelines is key. DFSP Jacksonville supplies locations including Patrick AFB, MacDill AFB, DFSP Tampa, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, and NAS Pensacola.
Working at a DoD military installation requires stringent coordination in order to ensure there is no interruption to the Base mission. IPS prepared a detailed site logistics plan to ensure the Base had full access to fuel systems throughout the duration of the project.