ARV NV designs and constructs refueling vehicles (including rigid and articulated/semi-trailer fuelers).
ARC NV manages the integrity of operating systems through design principles, engineering, and operating practices that focus on the highest priorities and performance opportunities.
We ensure that the full scope of the OEMS is adequate and utilized by each of the component’s manufacturer recommendations to provide the performance requirements as called for herein and industry best practice standards.
REFUELLERS OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Different Tank Capacities
Flow Rate Up to 3900L/M
Mobile fuelers usually have capacities of up to approximately 85 m3 and are used to fuel all sizes of aircraft. The larger fuelers typically have a low-profile design that enables them to settle beneath the wing of specified aircraft. They also have an elevating platform to allow the operator to reach the underwing fuel couplings to start the fuel pumped through the refueller’s integral dispensing equipment onto the aircraft tanks.
Pumping rates will even vary depending on the design requirements. These rates can be as low as 100 liters per minute for refueling small AVGAS aircraft. Also, they can be as high as 3000 liters per minute for refueling the larger JET A-1 commercial aircraft.
Where vehicles contain equipment with two short hoses for underwing operation, the higher flow rates can safely achieve up to 3900 liters per minute in a total of two short hoses, and a single meter serving both hoses is acceptable.
A Refueller has the Following Basic Parts
- Tank Top Fittings
- Foot Valves
- Bottom Loading and Automatic High Level Shut Off
- Deadman System
- Meter Valves
- Hose Reels
- Hose Pressure Test Points
- External Suction Line
- Brake System to Install The Interlock System
- Drain Lines
- Trailer Suction Line
- Control Station
- Elevating Platform
- Delivery Hoses
- Pressure Control Equipment
- Sampling Equipment
- Pressure and Thermal Relief Systems
- Safety Features
Aircraft Refuellers trucks require supplemental safety systems when compared with other standard trucks. Accordingly, ARC NV design development is always subject to up-to-date HAZOP and risk assessment that validates the safeguards to provide safety, reliability, and a fail-safe operation.