Vehicle Fueling Facility Design for Various Communities
Weston & Sampson has extensive experience designing vehicle fueling facilities. We recently designed facilities for the Town of Lexington’s new Department of Public Works (DPW) Facility, the Town of Weston’s DPW Facility, and for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, among others.
Fuel system projects first involve understanding a facility's vehicle fueling needs and designing a system that best meets those needs, including traffic flow considerations, the number of vehicles to be serviced, fuel types needed, and fuel usage/tracking systems. Weston & Sampson has designed systems using various types of overhead canopies, including one-sided systems located adjacent to buildings and full access canopy systems, which allow fueling from both sides of the fuel island.
We are thoroughly familiar with current federal and state regulations and design systems that meet fuel monitoring and spill containment requirements, including the use of double-walled tanks with interstitial monitoring, fill port spill containment, double-walled piping, and double-walled dispenser sumps, which are now required in accordance with recent regulatory updates. Tank, pipe, and sump monitoring are accomplished with the most current technologies using one monitoring control panel that can be connected to the building fire alarm system and programmed to notify key personnel in the event of a spill or leak. All of our new systems are designed to be bio-fuel compliant and to provide flexibility in the use of biodiesel and ethanol blended fuels.
Weston & Sampson also supports fuel tracking needs by developing fuel management systems that track the fuel usage of each vehicle and employee. The fuel management system can be integrated with the tank monitoring system to provide an additional layer of protection to help ensure the system is operating as intended. For additional security, we can also provide for video monitoring.