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Fuel Farm for Aircraft Refueling, NASA, Palmdale, CA

This Development One project provided infrastructure to support the installation of three aviation fuel tanks to support SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) and other NASA science missions at the Armstrong Aircraft Operations Facility. skids 1

Project requirements included:

  • Structural support for the tanks and pumps
  • Fuel spill protection & fuel delivery plumbing
  • Electrical support
  • Extensive fire suppression upgrades

Development One facilitated close, early coordination between the LA County Fire Department, the City of Palmdale Building Department, NASA operations, and personnel to ensure that the project was completed on a tight schedule and budget.

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