Fuel transfer pipes


A non-metallic material, such as reinforced thermosetting resin tubing, is favored for the design of underground site piping due to its inherent corrosion resistance. Underground plumbing, consisting of a carrier pipe and a containment pipe, is almost always double-wall. For a leak detection system the interstitial space between the pipes is monitored.


Usually single-wall carbon steel is the fuel transfer pipes placed above ground inaccessible areas. Note that for aboveground applications even local authorities and insurance providers can need double-wall piping.

Suction pipes are designed to minimize the loss of friction by tubing and fittings. Absolute pressure at the pump inlet is recommended to be held above 15 in. Hg (column of mercury). Discharge pipes at centrifugal pumps are designed for positive displacement pumps, based on the dynamic head limitations of the pumps and 8 to 12 ft/second.

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Concealment of the Remote Fill — Architects want to retain the appearance of their designs. The Concealed Underground Remote Fill allows the appearance and beauty of a building to be undisturbed. The Concealed Underground Remote Fill provides a code compliance solution where the required clearance to building openings cannot be achieved with an above ground product.