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This question is about environmental risk associated with high pressure lines underground at airports.

My understanding is that there is a matrix of high pressure fuel lines underground to each gate, while the source of the fuel are the main tanks. What environmental (and operational) safeguards are in-place to detect leaks to the environment?

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    $\begingroup$ One could make the assumption that, since this was asked on Aviation that the intent is to ask about built-in fueling systems at airports, and I'd think that would be on topic. However, some clarification from the OP would go a long way toward helping with that understanding. $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Sep 13 '17 at 11:36
  • $\begingroup$ Related (not answering this question): How do large airport refueling systems work? $\endgroup$ – mins Sep 13 '17 at 13:44
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    $\begingroup$ What goes in must come out, if something is going in while nothing comes out then you have a leak. $\endgroup$ – ratchet freak Sep 14 '17 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. The gist is environmental risk associated with high pressure lines underground. Understanding is that there is a matrix of high pressure fuel lines underground to each gate, source of fuel is main tanks. What environmental (and operational) safeguards are in-place to detect leaks to the environment? Thanks again-- $\endgroup$ – B PAI Sep 14 '17 at 11:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Koyovis Yes, but that still doesn't make the question about aviation, any more than a question about how dress shirts are sewn suddenly decomes on topic when we specify that the question is about how pilots' dress shirts are sewn. That question is about sewing, not flying, and this question is about the design & safeguards in fuel systems, not flying. That planes, rather than ships or racecars or whoever else needs complex underground fuel distribution, will burn the fuel doesn't change the question enough to make it on topic here. IMHO. $\endgroup$ – Ralph J Sep 16 '17 at 16:55

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