The Shell Aviation Fuel Terminal at Brisbane Airport requires an extensive underground network of pipes to carry the fuel between the domestic and international terminals and the main Shell Depot within the airport precinct.
The fuel pipeline installation needed to comply to stringent safety requirements. Shut-off valves are strategically located along the pipelines. One of the shut-off valves is located airside, between both terminals and is regularly trafficked by taxiing aircraft.
The airport infrastructure designers chose ACO’s Rhinocast 25-part multi-part cover system which is rated to Class G (AS 3996).
The multi-part configuration allows for the removal of individual covers to facilitate emergency access to the shut-off valves.