Requested by petroleum offices.
The quality of fuel is questioned or it cannot be classified.
A filter/separator is first placed in service after the filter elements have been changed and every month
Aviation gasoline or jet fuel has been in aboveground storage for 30 days, without addition of fresh
stocks, in climates where the temperature is 90F or higher, and when the fuel has been in aboveground
or underground storage for ninety days, without addition of fresh stocks, in climates where the
temperature is lower than 90F.
It is determined that an aviation fuel may be contaminated or commingled. Take samples and submit
them to the laboratory for analysis. Do not use the suspected fuel unless laboratory tests prove it is
PART D - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Containers. Check the general condition for rust, leaks, and damage. Check that markings include stock
number, date of pack, batch number, NATO stock number. The markings should also be legible. If
containers are damaged, suspect, have missing items then a discrepancy in shipment order, SF 361, will be
Storage. Items stored outdoors should have covers such as open sheds or tarpaulins. Chemicals must be
given special consideration for storage. Gasoline, diesel fuel, or oil drums must be stacked butt to butt with
the bung in a horizontal position. Antifreeze and battery acid are usually packed in rubber-type containers
and must be given special consideration for stacking. Fire points should be marked and in the proper
Layout of Storage Facility. Allow enough space for work areas so receiving, packing, and crating can
be accomplished. Allow enough space for materials, handling equipment, fire fighting equipment, and daily
inspections for leaks and inventories. Drainage must be considered in outside storage areas. If inside
storage is used, consideration must be given to the type of buildings, ventilation, lighting, bins and shelves.
Dunnage such as pallets and runners for drums should be used when applicable.