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Clifton Pier Fuel Terminal

01. LOCATION

The Triton Global Petroleum's Clifton Terminal is located in the western part of the New Providence Island of Bahamas on a piece of land measuring 505 feet by 60 feet (approx. 0.70 acres).

02. PURPOSE

This terminal has been erected to receive, store and deliver Jet A-1 and Avgas, the common fuels used for air transportation.

03. SUPPLY FROM JETTY

The Jet A-1 will be received from barges with the jetty placed offshore in front of the terminal. The fuel will then be delivered to truck tanks. The truck tanks loading area has a state-of-the-art Honeywell filter and metering system.

The jetty has a quick valve hose connection that connects with an 8” pipe header that feeds seven vertical tanks to store the fuel and receives/delivers the fuel from/to ship tanks using floating hoses.

04. THE TANK NETWORK [TK01-TK10]

Jet A-1 storage in seven stainless steel tanks with total operational capacity of 2,315,900 US gallons.

05. TANK DETECTION SYSTEMS

The level and temperature of the tanks is monitored, and they have high and low switches. The tanks have temperature and pressure indicators installed for monitoring and inventory management. The signals are concentrated in a DCS panel.

 

Water detectors are also installed to control the quality of the fuel.

06. TANK & PIPE CONSTRUCTION

The tanks and the pipe network were originally built in food-grade stainless steel, providing an additional layer of purity which assures avoidance of corrosion particles into the handled fuel. The valves have a manual operation.

07. COALESCING FILTRATION & METERING SKID

The truck loading area is run by state-of-the-art technology from Honeywell.

 

A set of two 50 HP motor pumps with a capacity of 450 GPM moves the fuel to the truck loading area. One works as the main pump while the other acts as a spare. The pumps are powered by TEFC motors.

 

To improve the quality of the fuel by removing traces of water that could be into the fuel, coalescing filtration mechanism is deployed using two coalescer filters that are located in the path between the pumps and the truck loading area.

 

Additionally, the loading area also houses a 550 GPM capacity metering skid that is used to measure and control the outlet of the Jet A-1.

 

The metering skid comprises of:

  • Filter,

  • Meter,

  • Control valve,

  • Batch controller,

  • Static grounding

 

A loading arm is used to feed the tank trucks to transport the fuel to the Airport Installation

 

Another set of three 550 GPM pumps is placed to deliver the fuel to the jetty or to transfer fuel between tanks (inter-tank transfers).

07. OPERATIONS CONTROL ROOM

The operation is controlled from a control room which receives and registers the signals from the tanks and from the metering skid.

 

The 440 V motor control room feeds the electrical power for the pumps, light, control room and the rest of electrical devices.

 

The electrical part of the plant handles 440 V, 3 PH, 60 HZ, with a substation and a network of wires to feed the motors and utilities.

08. FIRE PROTECTION

A fire protection system is installed with a main diesel 1,350 GPM pump, a 5,800 barrels tank, a close 6” diameter ring, raisers for cooling the tanks and Siamese connections. Foam is available using a mobile tank.

 

A fire and alarm system completes the installation with fire and spill detectors, flame detectors, fire alarm call points, alarm horns and alarm strobe lights that are operated from manual stations.

 

The firefighting system has one 150 HP pump, one 70,500 gallon tank, pipe network, deluge system for each tank, and monitors.

09. INSTRUMENT & CONTROL

The instrument and control system have been designed and supplied by Honeywell.

 

Other features of the instrumentation are:

  • Local batch control,

  • Over spill detectors in loading area and tanks,

  • Density,

  • Temperature and Pressure transmitters from the connection to SOL,

  • The whole system can be monitored without using internet.

10. CLIFTON PIER TERMINAL WILL PROVIDE:

  • Storage capacity to multinational oil companies

  • Storage of Jet Fuel for resale at LPIA through TGP and Jet Nassau

  • Storage of aviation fuel for trans-shipment & trading outside of The Bahamas

  • Capitalization on product trading for export into regional markets

  • Its own offshore berthing allowing vessel berthing to facilitate product load/discharge operation

  • Accessibility to vessel draft size up to 29 feet