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Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:05 pm

Barely two weeks since an Allied Aviation fuel truck crashed into two airplanes at DFW. Now a tanker has flipped over.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/fuel- ... d/2271747/
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:33 pm

Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:40 pm

From watching the video, if there was a fuel spill, wouldn't more be done to clean it up?
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:48 pm

deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.


Certainly looks like a tanker truck in the video...
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 pm

deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.

Not sure what is worse, a truck full of fuel overturning or a truck full of sewage...
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:32 pm

Gesh, look at the concrete, looks like fuel spilled to me.... out in the open. Whew, lucky I am not the driver....
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:00 am

ZincSaucier wrote:
deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.


Certainly looks like a tanker truck in the video...

I suspect sewage would be far worse. It doesn't burn, but Jet A is not easy to light either. If the spill was gasoline, I think no one would be walking on it. If it were sewage, everyone would be in a hazmat suit and the material used to sop it up would also be hazardous waste, and you couldn't just hose it off into a storm drain. In the end the fuel that can't be vacuumed or sopped
up will just evaporate.

I was once on the board of a public utilities agency and the spill we dreaded the most was sewage. The fines from the local water quality agency were something like $10 per gallon. That can really add up quickly.
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:14 am

deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.

Perhaps a tanker to fuel the ground equipment?
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:27 am

aklrno wrote:
ZincSaucier wrote:
deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.


Certainly looks like a tanker truck in the video...

I suspect sewage would be far worse. It doesn't burn, but Jet A is not easy to light either. If the spill was gasoline, I think no one would be walking on it. If it were sewage, everyone would be in a hazmat suit and the material used to sop it up would also be hazardous waste, and you couldn't just hose it off into a storm drain. In the end the fuel that can't be vacuumed or sopped
up will just evaporate.

I was once on the board of a public utilities agency and the spill we dreaded the most was sewage. The fines from the local water quality agency were something like $10 per gallon. That can really add up quickly.



Too bad you forgot to laugh at the intent of the post before getting so serious
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:04 am

XRadar98 wrote:
aklrno wrote:
ZincSaucier wrote:

Certainly looks like a tanker truck in the video...

I suspect sewage would be far worse. It doesn't burn, but Jet A is not easy to light either. If the spill was gasoline, I think no one would be walking on it. If it were sewage, everyone would be in a hazmat suit and the material used to sop it up would also be hazardous waste, and you couldn't just hose it off into a storm drain. In the end the fuel that can't be vacuumed or sopped
up will just evaporate.

I was once on the board of a public utilities agency and the spill we dreaded the most was sewage. The fines from the local water quality agency were something like $10 per gallon. That can really add up quickly.



Too bad you forgot to laugh at the intent of the post before getting so serious

Sorry, it was kind of beat into me by our staff that however much we wanted to save money or avoid inconvenience to the residents we never wanted to risk a sewage spill. The staff was not eager to clean it up either.
 
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:43 am

deebee278 wrote:
Do they really mean a "tanker"? Surely, all fueling in the 'D' terminal is underground.


Plenty of gates are not underground fueling in DFW and the trucks still drive around the airport.

That being said, looking at the video, the spill appears to be poorly contained and poorly cleaned up.
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Re: Fuel truck overturns at DFW

Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:55 am

aklrno wrote:
I suspect sewage would be far worse. It doesn't burn, but Jet A is not easy to light either. If the spill was gasoline, I think no one would be walking on it. If it were sewage, everyone would be in a hazmat suit and the material used to sop it up would also be hazardous waste, and you couldn't just hose it off into a storm drain. In the end the fuel that can't be vacuumed or sopped
up will just evaporate.

I was once on the board of a public utilities agency and the spill we dreaded the most was sewage. The fines from the local water quality agency were something like $10 per gallon. That can really add up quickly.

Thanks for the informative answer!
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