OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE: MAINTENANCE OF PETROLEUM SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||21 January 2003|
Purpose and Scope.
Clean, water-free fuel of the correct grade is essential to the safety of aircraft and the crews that fly them. This manual emphasizes preventive maintenance to avoid system shutdowns, prevent fuel contamination, and decrease fire, safety, and health hazards. Periodic inspections and servicing are essential to continue efficient safe operations and reduce major repairs.
This is not a design manual. Refer to Military Handbook (MIL-HDBK) 1022A, Petroleum Fuel Facilities, for current construction standards. MIL-HDBK-1022A cannot be used as the only justification to upgrade facilities. It also references standard designs for aboveground storage tanks and Type III and Type IV/V aircraft fueling systems. For related overseas designs contact your major command (MAJCOM) fuels engineer.
This manual applies to all real property facilities used for storing, distributing, and dispensing fuels for reciprocating and jet engine aircraft, unconventional fuels for jet thrust augmentation, liquid propellants for missiles or rockets, automotive fuels, aircraft lubricating oils, and military all-purpose diesel fuel. This manual does not cover mobile fueling equipment because it is not a base civil engineer (BCE) responsibility, nor does it include heating oil systems or power production fuel systems.
This manual establishes the minimum maintenance standards for fueling systems and applies to all active installations. If the installation is in an inactive or surplus status, reduce maintenance standards to a point consistent with the anticipated mission. If existing Department of Defense (DoD) directives are available with clearly outlined maintenance guidance, you will be referred to those publications. This will standardize maintenance requirements between the fuel system operators and the liquid fuels maintenance personnel and reduce revisions and administrative requirements.
All organizations must comply with Federal, state and local environmental regulations. Where conflicts occur, the more stringent regulations will apply. Oversea locations must comply with the final governing standards (FGS) for their respective country or this manual, whichever is more stringent.
Installations with a North American Treaty Organization (NATO) mission, including certain continental United States (CONUS) locations, must comply with applicable NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAG) (see Attachment 7).