Since the company’s inception in 1985, Fisher Arnold has earned a reputation throughout the U.S. as a leader in the engineering, and environmental spaces.
Our Natural Gas Pipeline Team is committed to client satisfaction and provides various planning, survey, ROW permitting, compliance, engineering, and construction services to the natural gas industry. Deeply dedicated to safe design and environmental stewardship, Fisher Arnold works closely with clients to identify and implement engineering and environmental solutions that exceed all expectations.
Fisher Arnold differentiates itself from the rest of the market by offering a comprehensive range of services in-house. Our clients benefit as all departments work together to assure timely and cost- effective delivery. From the initial conception to the final construction, we can provide services for almost any pipeline effort.
Whatever the challenge, whatever the need, Fisher Arnold can help. With our headquarters in Memphis, TN, and multiple offices throughout the U.S., our experienced team stands ready to assist you with any project need.
Areas of Expertise:
- CFR Part 192: Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Studies, Verification, and Documentation
- Route Selection and ROW Design Services
- Access and Temporary Work Space Requirements
- Compressor Station Design and System Modifications
- Meter/Regulator Station Design and Modifications
- Electrical Engineering and Design
- Slope Stability Engineered Solutions
- River and Stream Bank and Channel Stabilization
- Compressor Power Unit Heating and Cooling Solutions
- Environmental Compliance and Consulting
- Civil Engineering and Surveying
City of Dyersburg Elevated Water Tank
Grant Services / Water
The FA grant group secured Federal Funding for the construction of a 750,000 gallon elevated water tank that will support businesses that were displaced from flooding that occurred during the 2010 flooding event.
The tank is being constructed along new interstate I-69 at the Dyersburg Industrial Park and will provide the minimum required fire flow to allow new businesses and those impacted by the flooding to relocate to the industrial park. The elevated tank will also allow existing businesses to expand their existing facilities and add additional jobs. It is anticipated that over 150 new jobs will be added to the Dyersburg area because of the elevated water tank.
Pipeline Classification Change
Perry County, TN
In keeping with pipeline classification requirements, a Fisher Arnold (FA) client needed to perform a hydro test of a natural gas pipeline crossing the Tennessee River. The project involved survey to locate structures within a High Consequence Area (HCA), preparing exhibits, and completing as-built drawings Client’s standards. The project also involved installing benchmarks along route on both sides of the Tennessee River.
Exposed Pipe Replacement/Lower Projects
Various Counties, MS
In keeping with Federal and State safety and maintenance requirements, and to insure the reliability of the pipelines: A Fisher Arnold (FA) client needed to replace and lower some stream and drainage waterways’ pipeline crossing, to reestablish the minimum cover required. The project involved field survey to locate the existing pipes’ alignment, elevation,
and map the area involved in the replacement section, design new crossing, lowering 26 and 30-inch pipes as much as 12 feet at centerline of water way, preparing Material lists, Pipe maps, and completing as-built drawings to Client’s standards.
South Nashville 20″ Gas Line
Fisher Arnold assisted with selecting the route for a new 20” natural gas pipeline that would serve three key purposes: (1) relocate Client’s transmission rated infrastructure away from major thoroughfares, to reduce the risk of third party damage; (2) diversify the system’s supply chain; and (3) improve system integrity by down rating 59 miles of transmission rated pipeline. FA did the surveying, planning, designing, permitting, and acquiring land and materials for 11 miles of 20” transmission line in the heavily populated South Nashville corridor.
City of Martin Senior Citizen Center and Saferoom
Disaster Grant Services
The grants group at FA secured Federal Funding to replace an outdated Senior Citizen Center in Martin, TN with a 7500 square foot facility that will house a new senior citizen center as well as a community safe room that is capable of housing up to 1100 people in case of an emergency.
The new senior citizen center is located on the north side of the city in a residential/commercial area. The facility will house offices, recreational areas, restrooms, a kitchen area, and HVAC/storage.
City of Atoka Police Station/Courtroom/Saferoom
Disaster Grant Services
The FA Grants Group secured funding for the construction of a 7500 square foot police station, courtroom, and community saferoom to replace the existing facilities in Atoka. The facility was secured with Federal Funding that will allow the City to have a new police station that will house officers complete with offices, squad rooms, interview rooms, a full restroom with showers, evidence rooms, reception areas, and other secured areas. The building will feature bullet proof glass on the outside of the building.
The courtroom will hold up to 150 people and will double as the meeting room for the Atoka Board of Alderman. The entire facility will be built to the strictest earthquake and tornado standards with the ability to take a direct hit from an F5 tornado and have no structural damage.
Town of Arlington Loosahatchie Trails Plan
The grants group at FA secured a State TDOT Grant for Arlington that allowed them to develop a plan to construct a pedestrian/bicycle trail along the Loosahatchie River. The funding was a 100% grant that allowed for planning, design, and engineering studies for the town to create a long term plan that would bring people and jobs to the Arlington area.
The grants group has also recently developed a multi-hazard, dual-use community saferoom for the town that will allow Arlington Elementary School students to utilize the saferoom during regular school hours, then used by the general public in off hours.
High Pressure Gas Extensions
Olive Branch, MS
Fisher Arnold performed a pressure drop analysis on the low pressure distribution system for a client city. As a result of the study, Fisher Arnold recommended that the City install another regulator station in the area of low pressures. The Client installed a six inch high pressure main from DeSoto Road to Alexander Road. They also installed a new regulator station at Alexander and Goodman Road to serve the residential load in that area. With these improvements completed in the summer of 2009, the City alleviated low pressure issues in their system.