Architecture  Engineering  Environment

Alternative Fuels Multi-Alternative-Fueling Stations

Project Scope

Alpha Terra Engineering’s Alternative Fuel Station design team has experience designing a wide array of alternative fuel stations, from basic CNG fuel stations to LNG fuel stations to electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen fueling stations. Our staff members are well versed in the technical piping, electrical, venting, and safety requirements for multi-alternative fueling station designs and know how to create safe user friendly fueling stations that are suitable for present needs and versatile enough to accommodate future demands. When designing multi-fueling stations, our design team work hard to address several key factors.

Our staff knows how to design both CNG and LNG fueling stations and can adapt our design to accommodate any client needs including electrical vehicle charging stations and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Our multi-fuel station designs facilitate fuel –based facilities, ease fuel integration amongst fleet owners, and make the fueling station more adaptable for future needs. Our staff members are also capable of designing a variety of equipment pads and fuel dispensing areas to accommodate equipment that must be housed in separate dedicated spaces.

ATEI’s Alternative Fuel Station design team also designs flexible engineering systems including fuel supply and venting systems, water, electricity, data accumulation systems, etc., and modular structures to allow clients to alter their stations to meet their individual needs. We know many stations need easy access and fast fueling options to allow for fast vehicle turnover. Our mechanical engineers also know how to design mechanical systems to maximize the number of vehicles fueled, enable equipment mto be removed or added, allow for change and growth of throughput, and include connections for future growth. ATEI’s staff also designs easily accessible service shutoff valves, and our designs call for all pipes, valves, and cleanouts to be labeled clearly so workers can quickly identify the contents, pressure, and temperature. Furthermore, our designs allow space in utility corridors, and equipment rooms for any future equipment, plumbing, or electrical needs.

Since a typical alternative fueling station uses more energy and fuel per square foot as a prototypical gasoline and diesel fuel station, sustainability is also a major design consideration. Our staff considers energy and water requirements from a holistic standpoint and can identify numerous opportunities for improving energy consumption while meeting or exceeding safety standards. Our designers work to increase energy conservation and efficiency, reduce or eliminate harmful substances or waste, improve the overall environment, efficiency use materials and resources, and increase the use of products of recycled content.

Our architects, engineers, and designers also know how to design fuel facilities in accordance with a variety of applicable codes and standards, including but not limited to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, the National Electric Code (NEC), the International Code Council
(ICC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), International Organization for Standards (ISO), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in cooperation with National Hydrogen Association (NHA), the Hydrogen Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee (HCSCC), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Gas Association (AGA), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), the Railroad Commission of Texas CNG/LNG Riles and Regs.

Project Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Project Relevance

  • USACE Experience
  • Environmental Compliance Experience
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Technical specifications produced with SPECSINTACT Software using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)
  • Responses to review comments provided using Dr. Checks


My interest in the environment and sensor technology drove our initial environmental geophysics business start-up. Since then we have expanded to offer full engineering services.


I wanted to bring a strong design aesthetic to ATI's work, building on solid engineering but integrating the client program and operations.


I watched ATI grow up from the sidelines and was excited to expand the Environmental team to a full-service all hazards consultancy.

Betrece & Andrea

Our team bridges science and service by understanding the organizational challenges legacy agencies face and help them to interpret the changing regulatory landscape.