The New Vision JP8 +100 Additive Injection System set to Premier at World Wide Energy Conference May 10-12 in Washington D.C.
Hammonds Installs the 1st Bulk Injection Monitoring System
THE BIMS IS A PART OF THE VISION LINE OF AUTOMATED INJECTORS (Houston June 29, 2010)
From refinery to battlefield, Hammonds has been the choice of our military to provide additive injection technology since 1982. Adoption of JP-8 as the single battlefield fuel and deployment of +100 thermal stability additive are two examples of how Hammonds technology has provided soldiers with dependable, easy to use equipment everywhere fuel is handled or dispensed. In 2009, our Air Force began studying the feasibility of converting commercial Jet A to the required specification by selectively injecting additives either at base level or, in some cases, all the way at the end of the fuel hose as aircraft are fueled. This concept would allow fuel purchasing on spot markets, reduce inventory levels and discontinue the use of additives in aircraft that no longer needed the full JP-8 specification, a concept that has been used in commercial and corporate aviation for over 25 years. Accuracy, dependability and fool-proof ease of handling were all necessities in order for this new concept to prove feasible.
In all matters related to additives, Hammonds was asked to provide equipment that could prove this new and highly cost effective program. In order to demonstrate all three major fuel handling applications, Hammonds was asked to provide 1. Base level bulk injection on receipt, 2. Fill stand injection as refuelers are filled, and finally, three additive systems on refuelers capable of selectively adding any combination of additives necessary in order to custom blend for individual aircraft requirements. For bulk receipt and fill stand applications, Hammonds decided to provide a combination of their dependable fluid powered technology with the added advantage of their BIMS (Bulk Injection Monitoring System). Proven battlefield tough, a fluid powered system would deliver specification fuel with or without power, and thanks to BIMS, a full audit trail of every fuel transfer would be available on a real-time bases storing up to 10,000 transactions. With color touch screen controls and remote access via wireless internet, the Hammonds fluid powered system with BIMS could provide a level of accountability and performance verification demanded by the Air Force in order to prove the Jet-A to JP-8 program. Another feature of the BIMS system is the ability to operate entirely on solar power, making it the first completely automatic, stand-alone additive system not requiring any outside power. The first of three fluid powered with solar BIMS monitoring and control was installed at Mc Chord AFB. Another bulk receipt and one fill stand unit will be installed in July at Dover AFB in Maryland. These installations follow three Hammonds refueler mounted Vision systems at the Air National Guard base in Minneapolis this past November.
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Below: Retired Air Force Major Ken Polk of Hammonds gives on-site training on the BIMS Unit
Cad Drawings of BIMS Units (Below)