Presentation on theme: "AFSO Conference 8&9 October 2008 Presentation DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTION (DCAE) Jean-Claude Côté."— Presentation transcript:
AFSO Conference 8&9 October 2008 Presentation DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTION (DCAE) Jean-Claude Côté
DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTION Roles and Responsibilities: Developing, implementing and monitoring Departmental policies, standards and guidelines for realty infrastructure; Provide Civil Engineering support and expertise to construction projects; Provide advice, guidance and or directions to ADM(IE) groups, CF deployed operations, NATO, Command Bases/Wings and other Govt Departments; and Participating in Departmental and corporate level IE programs, asset management, research initiatives, performance measurement and compliance monitoring.
DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE ARCHITECTUTE AND ENGINEERING CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTION (cont) Areas of infrastructure expertise: Water purification plants and distribution systems; Wastewater treatment plants and sewage collection systems; Storm water management and control systems; Roadways, pavements and walkways; Building, bridges, dams and retaining structures; Bulk fuel storage facilities, marine infrastructures; Ranges, grounds and fields; Structural systems / seismic and environmental; Critical building and utility assessment / Security Engr’g; and Solid waste facilities, landfills and HAZMAT storage.
Joint ADM(IE) and ADM(MAT) Defence Fuel Storage Tank Review and Compliance Program
Joint ADM(IE) and ADM(MAT) Defence Fuel Storage Tank Review and Compliance Program The Defence Fuel Storage Tank Review and Compliance Program is completed. The objective was to conduct a data verification and regulatory compliance review of the aboveground and underground tanks Gazette Part II was released 25 June 2008 Funding was secured to assist Bases, Wing’s and Formations for the upgrade of their tanks
Joint ADM(IE) and ADM(MAT) Defence Fuel Storage Tank Review and Compliance Program (cont) Background This program was to ensure DND is in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) which has adopted the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), Code of Practice for Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank System.
Fuel Bladders Storage Concerns Indian Northern Affair Canada (INAC) raised some concerns regarding the used of fuel bladders to store fuel in the North A Draft guidelines (reference tool only) is being developed by INAC At the present the fuel bladders do not have the necessary industry certification (ULC) This new draft guidelines if adopted will directly impact DND
Fuel Bladders Tank (cont) Impact In accordance to the DRAFT document, INAC will not accept fuel bladders as an acceptable method of fuel storage nor does it consider bladders as an acceptable ground transport method. If fuel bladders are in existence prior to January 1, 2008 INAC inspectors will use their discretion and authority to confirm the acceptability of the installation and operation. These existing bladders will need to be replaced by an acceptable storage tank This INAC position is not supported by Env Canada
Fuel Bladders Tank (cont) Impact Will directly impact our military operations such as exercises and deployments Fuel bladders installation is considered by EC as aboveground fuel storage tank and must be installed as per the CCME regulations Used of fuel bladders may affect our installations abroad and national emergency Limit our ability to train with and deploy in the field All fuel bladders will now have to be registered through Env Canada (EC)
CIVILIAN POL COURSE Background In response to the recommendations from the Board of Inquiry for a fuel bowser explosion at Comox and concerns from other similar incidents such as fires in filters during exchanges. 1 Cdn Air Div requested various units involved with the fuel management process to review and update all technical documents along with the current qualifications of the civilian staff operating fuel lubricant (POL) facilities. Up to the early 1990s, the training courses for the Water Fuel Environmental Technician (WFE Tech) military trade at CFSME were augmented by additional civilian training courses as funded and coordinated by ADM(IE). The civilian training courses provided via CFSME were later discontinued due to limited resources and a stronger focus on core military trades requirement.
Aim of the course To provide training to CE Civilian Personnel employed in the WFE Section responsible for the maintenance. Course will be divided in three parts: Safety practices with Liquid Petroleum Products; Maintenance of Bulk Fuel Facility; and Maintenance of Gas/Diesel dispensers and components. CIVILIAN POL COURSE (cont)
Safety Practices: Safety precautions and characteristic of various fuels; Preventive measures against fire and explosion; Safety in a Bulk Fuel Compound; and Static electricity / bonding and grounding. CIVILIAN POL COURSE (cont)
Maintain Bulk Fuel System: Description and function of Bulk Fuel Facilities; Maintenance of all mechanical components, which compose Bulk Fuel Facility including; valves, piping, fittings, gauges, etc; Filtration systems; coalescer/separator replacement Pumping and components; +100 additive injectors; Fuel storage facilities: Tanks Dikes; and Oil interceptor. CIVILIAN POL COURSE (cont)
Maintain Gas/Diesel Dispenser and components: Description of components; Inspection and maintenance of all components including: Tanks; Dispensers; and Hoses / Nozzles; Spill containment; and Hydrostatic testing of all underground components, once every two years. CIVILIAN POL COURSE (cont)