EI 1540 Design, construction, commissioning, maintenance and testing of aviation fuelling facilities

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  • Published: November 2023
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787253971
  • Edition: 6th
  • Status: Current

This publication provides a source of information and good practice on the siting, layout, design, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance of aircraft fuelling facilities, including the design and construction of fuellers, hydrant dispensers, hydrant maintenance vehicles and ancillary equipment used in fuelling aircraft.

EI 1540 is primarily intended for designers, constructors and commissioning operators of new build fuelling facilities and those being modified/extended. The recommendations should also be considered by facility owners as part of continuous improvement reviews, and the recommendations for facility/equipment maintenance considered by all existing operators.

This 6th edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. New material is also included on:

− Lightning protection.

− Design to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and extreme weather events.

− Minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and broader sustainability considerations.

− Battery-powered vehicles.

− Automated hydrant integrity testing systems (updated from that provided in EI 1560 1st edition).

− Hydrant maintenance vehicles.

− Aviation fuel facility project management and contracting.

− Commissioning the depot fuel system and an example commissioning checklist.

− The HAZOP risk assessment procedure.

− The factory testing of new hydrant pit lids.

The information provided in this publication is applicable internationally.

EI 1540 is one of the key references in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Doc 9977 Manual on civil aviation jet fuel supply.

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