Project Profile: Salinas Arco Fuel System Replacement
But then … it rained … and rained … and rained.
What should have taken three months stretched into nearly five soggy months. Our crew finally wrapped up the job on May 31. The project consisted of:
- Removing all failing underground fuel lines
- Installing all new fuel lines and equipment
- Placing of 9,600 square feet of 3,000 psi reinforced concrete
- Removing and replacing 10 dispensers
- Performed Enhanced Leak Detection using CGRS’s patented iota® system to ensure the quality of the new piping
Despite the obstacles, the CGRS team did meticulous work – so much so that the local inspector invited other inspectors to observe what a fuel system installed correctly looks like.
A few days after the fuel was flowing again, setbacks unrelated to the construction process occurred, requiring another shutdown of the dispensers. CGRS helped the customer with identifying and repairing the issues, as well. However, the convenience store remained open 24/7 during the construction project as well as the ensuing investigation and repairs. Now that the dispensers are up and operating again, the business is running like clockwork: no leaks, no alarms, no fines.
And it is sunny once again in California … and for Salinas Arco.