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NATO - AFLP-7036

FUELS TO BE INTRODUCED INTO AND DELIVERED BY THE NATO PIPELINE SYSTEM (NPS)

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Organization: NATO
Publication Date: 18 May 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 28
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GENERAL

The purpose of this AFLP-7036 is to:

a. Designate the grades of fuels to be introduced and delivered by the NATO Pipeline Systems (NPS).

b. Define the quality of fuels entering and exiting the NPS. Quality characteristics given herein may vary from those of the guide specification. For pipeline operational reasons and to ensure a suitable quality of products, the limits can be more severe at the entry of the NPS, but for deliveries, only specified deterioration limits are permitted.

NOTE: This agreement is intended for use by the NATO forces when using the NPS.

The minimum standards established in this AFLP-7036 are valid for fuels introduced into and delivered by the NPS. The fuel shall comply with the specified values. The specified limiting values must not be changed. This precludes any allowances for the test method precision and significant figures.

The pipeline office of each pipeline has the responsibility to accept or reject a product which will be transported by their pipeline.

The NPS consists of the following ten separate military pipeline and storage systems.

a. The Norwegian Pipeline System (NOPS) is not fully integrated but consists of distribution systems, storage facilities and sea terminals which are connected by short pipelines and supplied by coastal tankers.

b. The North European Pipeline System (NEPS) is located in Denmark and Germany.

c. The Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS) located in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

d. The Northern Italy Pipeline System (NIPS).

e. The Greek Pipeline System (GRPS).

f. The Turkish Pipeline System (TUPS) comprises two separate pipeline systems known as the Western Turkey Pipeline and the Eastern Turkey Pipeline.

g. The Portuguese Pipeline System (POPS).

h. The Icelandic Pipeline System (ICPS).

The policy control, organization and peacetime use of the NPS is covered in the Charter of the Organization of the NATO Pipeline System and Associated Fuel facilities1.

A NATO nation introducing into or receiving from the NPS one of the fuels described by this AFLP will provide a product in conformity with the minimum requirements of the AFLP Data Sheets at Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the appropriate guide specification.

This standard does not preclude the right of any nation to request, "through the Regional Authority of a network of the NPS", to transport products not covered in this agreement through part of the network. Requesting nations must have an adequate means of delivery and storage and guarantee that the supply and the quality of the fuels covered by this agreement to other nations is not thereby jeopardized.

Quality characteristics detailed in this AFLP are applicable only to fuel transported with the NPS and may vary from those of the national specification. 0109. Each NATO Pipeline System (NPS) Regional Authority can implement this AFLP once all the user nations of that system have ratified the AFLP regardless of the ratification status in the other systems.

The policy control, organization and peacetime use of the NPS is covered in the Charter of the Organization of the NATO Pipeline System and Associated Fuel facilities1.

A NATO nation introducing into or receiving from the NPS one of the fuels described by this AFLP will provide a product in conformity with the minimum requirements of the AFLP Data Sheets at Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the appropriate guide specification.

This standard does not preclude the right of any nation to request, "through the Regional Authority of a network of the NPS", to transport products not covered in this agreement through part of the network. Requesting nations must have an adequate means of delivery and storage and guarantee that the supply and the quality of the fuels covered by this agreement to other nations is not thereby jeopardized.

Quality characteristics detailed in this AFLP are applicable only to fuel transported with the NPS and may vary from those of the national specification.

Each NATO Pipeline System (NPS) Regional Authority can implement this AFLP once all the user nations of that system have ratified the AFLP regardless of the ratification status in the other systems.

Document History

AFLP-7036
May 18, 2016
FUELS TO BE INTRODUCED INTO AND DELIVERED BY THE NATO PIPELINE SYSTEM (NPS)
GENERAL The purpose of this AFLP-7036 is to: a. Designate the grades of fuels to be introduced and delivered by the NATO Pipeline Systems (NPS). b. Define the quality of fuels entering and exiting...

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