the construction of a tank

Design-Build Replacement of Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station

Location: Luis Muñoz Marin Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico

Client: US Air Force

Value: $6.1M


  • Design-Build project
  • Design incorporated considerations for high winds/hurricanes, local seismic conditions, and corrosive ocean environment
  • Field-fabricated an API 653 tank per UFC 03-460-01, UFC 03-600-01, NFPA 30 and 30A, API 650, DoD Standard Design for Tanks (AW 78-24-27), and other applicable guidelines

After demolishing an existing JP-8 tank, CMS field constructed a new 75,000-gal tank, with a ringwall, flexible liner, telltale piping, cathodic protection, frangible fixed roof, internal floating roof, stairway, handrail, roof hatch, vents, nozzles, piping, and stilling well. Tank control systems included grounding, level sensors, overfill alarm, and leak detection. The tank interior and exterior received a 3-coat system, IAW UFGS 09 97 13.17 and UFGS 09 9713.27, respectively. We also repaired the existing 7,280-SF containment dike.

At the VFS, CMS relocated two Government-furnished 4,000-gal diesel and 4,000-gal MOGAS tanks, constructed a 2,900-SF VFS driveway, modified 220 LF of 7-ft security fencing and installed additional exterior lighting.