Little Rock Air Force Base
Smith Inland Environmental Services, Inc. was charged with the task of decommission of a large part of the base’s hydrant fuel system. The completed project was done in two phases for the U.S. Department of Defense. The project included the decommission of the hydrant fuel system for the U.S. Air Force and the demolition of six pump house locations. Forty eight 50,000 underground jet fuel tanks were removed during the course of the project.
The project included modification, and partial decommission of a high pressure jet fuel pipeline system; fire safe and dismantle jet fuel control systems and; fire safe and removal of 2.1 million gallons of jet fuel storage. All tanks were sheared on site. Feeder lines under runway and tarmac were cemented. Several hot taps completed on pressurized jet fuel system with no down time. All work completed during active flight operations in classified area. 44,000 cubic yards were used to backfill excavated site locations.
Hydrant Fuel Pumphouse sites were restored to standards of compaction and proper drainage. 7 acres of native grass sod was used to replace disturbed vegetation at the sites. The electrical pad mount transformers that serve the air base ILS system were also upgraded.
Smith Inland Environmental Services, Inc personnel were tasked with all phases of project management, cost control, and implementation of the project.