Burns & McDonnell, an international engineering, architecture, and consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, released a new project profile featuring the state-of-the-art fuel storage facility at Point Loma, CA. A copy of the TechBrief can be viewed below.
DFSP Point Loma Fuel Storage Facility Becomes First to Receive LEED Certification, With White XR-5® Geomembrane for Secondary Containment
Authorities at Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Point Loma in San Diego, California select Seaman Corporation’s white XR-5 geomembrane to serve as a secondary containment liner at its new LEED certified state-of-the art military fuel terminal.
The technical and cost effective success of geomembrane containment relative to traditional lining methods (clay, concrete, etc.) is well documented worldwide. Industrial and Petrochemical applications have been many of the first and longest examples of these successes. These geomembrane uses lead PEMEX (Petroleos de Mexico) to choose a geomembrane to line a process wastewater impoundment at their Salamanca Refinery. Salamanca is located about 200 KM northwest of Mexico City. The Salamanca facility is the largest refinery in the PEMEX system, and the 11th largest crude oil refinery in the world. Finished products include various fuels, oils, and crude oil derivatives.