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Rapid deployment of modular JP8 storage for the USAF

Location

Southern Europe

Demand

JP8 jet propellant storage

Solution

TransTank M-series

Response

A modular fuel chain, delivered fast

“A strict timetable meant constructing traditional fuel tanks wasn’t an option – so the USAF asked us for a solution”

A faster way to deliver jet fuel storage

The United States Air Force needed their own reserve storage for clean JP8 at a base in Southern Europe. The challenge was to supply bulk offload and reload capacity – even if delivery trucks from the home nation weren’t equipped with pumps or filtration.

Regulations and a strict timetable meant constructing traditional fuel tanks wasn’t an option. They needed a temporary, modular system – and to avoid the time and cost of laying a concrete surface, a pad to match – without preparatory groundworks. They asked us if we had a fast, ready-made solution that wouldn’t rely on local labour or materials.

Project Solution

“A strict timetable meant constructing traditional fuel tanks wasn’t an option – so the USAF asked us for a solution”

A 75,000 USG fuel chain delivered, ready to dispense

We organised a modular system of flooring for rapid deployment, making the site ready. Five TransTank M-series units were linked together, to efficiently transfer up to 350-gallons a minute to trucks without pumps. Each tank is self-contained, and double-walled – with no need for berms or secondary containment. Twin retail dispensers were fed via recirculation and filtration to ensure uncontaminated jet propellant – dispensing fuel directly to land vehicles and aircraft. We delivered a fast, environmentally secure solution to fuel the facility, with the entire chain capable of simple future redeployment by the USAF, which would be impossible with fixed tanks.

“Five TransTank M units were linked together, to efficiently transfer 350-gallons a minute to trucks without pumps”

The Results

Savings – no preparatory groundworks
Efficiency – plug and play installation
Safety – environmentally secure in military environment
Flexible – individual tanks can be linked for fuel chain
Ready – dispense to trucks not equipped with pumps

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