Fuel Oil Piping for Worlds Largest Engine Test Cell Facility
Delta Airlines recently completed the construction of the world’s largest engine test cell facility at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA. In order to transfer the Jet A fuel from the tank farm to the test cell facility, approximately one mile of three inch piping was necessary. The pipe system was required to be stainless steel for compatibility with the Jet A product being transferred.
Core’s solution for this requirement was to offer a flexible stainless steel piping system. The required material included three pipe drums (each 1,600 feet). Core technicians utilized a double-wall mechanical through coupling to connect the three lengths of pipe and maintain the secondary containment throughout the entire length of the installation.