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MIA Design-Build Jet Fuel Storage Tanks

Miami, Florida

Market Sector



Aircraft Ground Support Systems

Services Provided




T.Y. Lin International was the design partner for the design-build delivery of three 95,600 barrel (120’ diameter by 48’ high) jet fuel storage tanks and a concrete containment dike at Miami International Airport. The services provided by the firm included preliminary and final design, as well construction administration services throughout the construction of the tanks.

Project Highlights:

  • Jet Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Secondary Containment
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Protection System
  • Environmental Remediation

The site required extensive remediation for removal of contaminated soil and old underground tanks before the site work could begin. A concrete containment dike was designed and constructed to contain 110% of the volume of the largest tank. A drainage system for the containment dike was provided with control valves to control the effluent from the dike.

The tanks were designed to API 650 Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage Design. Special features included sloped floors to a center sump, inlet diffusers, and floating suction piping. The facility also included a leak detection system, secondary containment under the tanks, cathodic protection for each tank, and a high volume foam concentrate fire protection system. New 14” diameter fill piping and 24” diameter suction piping were designed to connect the new tanks to existing facility piping. The firm also prepared testing, flushing and commissioning plans to hydrostatically test the tanks, flush the new piping, and make the tanks ready to be placed into service.