A hydrant fuelling operation requires the pipelines to be positioned under the apron. Fuel is transferred from the storage to each hydrant point and a hydrant dispensing vehicle (dispenser) connects to the hydrant point in the ground and up to the aircraft fuelling point.

The consequence of hydrant leaks in a commercial or military airport can be very high, potentially resulting in fuel contamination, delayed or cancelled flights, safety implications and significant financial costs.

Locating the leak on a few kilometers of hydrant network can be time-consuming and costly. Since 2000, Atmos has supplied a number of tightness monitoring systems for jet fuel pipelines and airport hydrant systems.

Atmos International is proud to be a member of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Strategic Partnerships Program meaning that we constantly stay abreast of the needs of the industry and continue to develop solutions in line with the market's needs.

  • Tightness monitoring

    A sensitive leak detection system is needed to rigorously test these airport hydrants in accordance with best engineering practices in the shortest time possible, to minimize disruption of flight operations in both commercial and military airports. Since 2000, we have been supplying tightness monitoring systems for jet fuel pipelines and airport hydrant systems.

    Atmos Tightness Monitor

    A statistical tightness monitoring system used to test for leaks in airport hydrants.

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    Atmos Portable Tightness Monitor

    The field portable version of the system is supplied in two Peli™ cases and can be quickly connected to the hydrant pipeline by the operator.

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    Atmos Leak Trial Manifold

    Specifically designed portable leak trial manifold capable of accurate, low-flow measurement in hazardous areas in order to verify a tightness monitoring system on an airport fuel hydrant system.

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    Atmos Aviation Care

    After care support for the Atmos Portable Tightness Monitor (APTM) system

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