Our fully integrated team began design work on all three aspects of the project in parallel to adhere to the client’s schedule. We designed a pipeline junction to reverse the flow of refined fuel from the southern U.S. to the Denver region. This allowed the site to receive more fuel, and provided an opportunity to establish a new fuel supply contract with a third party, increasing revenue for the client.
To accommodate the added volume of refined fuel at the brownfield terminal, we worked with the client and the city to secure the necessary permits for a new 130,000-barrel tank, now the largest structure on‑site. Design of the tank included an internal floating roof, a tie into existing subgrade and fill lines, and a jumper from the new suction line to the suction side of a recently installed pump. We also installed tank-level instrumentation, modified the existing fire water loop system and added fire monitors. With several tanks on‑site already, our design determined the right head pressure from the new tank to the existing system — allowing seamless circulation between all tanks at the terminal.
We designed all supporting systems for the large-capacity tank, including a 98% efficient vapor combustor unit (VCU), a 12-inch vapor line connecting to the truck loading rack, and all associated power and communications cables from the existing switch rack. Three new loading arms were also incorporated to transfer product to trucks as needed.