Due Diligence & Selected Improvements (completed 2015)
FedEx (Federal Express Corporation)
Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Currier & Company, Inc.
Currier & Company (C&C) was selected to complete multiple projects for the (in-service) FedEx IND Hub Fuel Facility:
1) Due Diligence evaluations including code compliance analysis, risk management assessment, best practices comparisons and operational improvements, (completed 2013).
2) Suction, Metering, Tank OPS, Phasing & Estimates Project including hands-on testing of operating systems, electrical and mechanical evaluations, metering options and leak detection alternatives, suction manifold alternatives including a two tank alternative to alleviate undersized fuel lines, steady-state and surge analyses, floating suction arm assessment, fire system assessment and development of options, alternative approaches and a program budget of nearly $3 million for recommended improvements (completed late 2013),
3) Evaluation of floating roof malfunction in Tank 3 (20K BBL gross). Early in 2014, Tank 3’s internal pontoon floating roof began to exhibit a problem that coincided with a break in pump suction. After an analysis, C&C concluded that the internal floating suction line had failed and was causing the roof to hang and the pumps to lose suction. C&C then evaluated the Indiana regulations along with FedEx fuel quality stipulations. C&C determined that both the floating suction, and floating roof could be removed; an estimate of the cost and air quality calculations supporting our conclusions was given. A meeting with the Fire Chief and others led to the conclusion that the roof and suction line were to be removed.
4) Fire protection system changes, floating roof removal and floating suction replacement project. On a fast-track basis, C&C led a turn-key effort to rectify the internal issues afflicting Tank #3. To avoid impacting the holiday push in late 2014, C&C bid the work and completed the required work on budget and Tank 3 was immediately placed into service. Subsequently, C&C completed a remote sensing and annunciation project to provide a human interface with the fixed fire foam system serving all three tanks at IND – as a separate portion of the project. A manual foam discharge replaced the auto-discharge system leaving Tank 3 in service. This work was completed under budget and before the holiday moratorium as scheduled.