use all of your personnel wisely is to let the job determine the assignment. For example, if you have no
issues scheduled for the FSSP, you can use the workers assigned there to improve the fire walls around the
collapsible tanks. There may be a time when the supply point, or a section of it, is not busy. You may then
use your workers to improve the camouflage and concealment of the area, improve drainage ditches and
roadways, make sure the safety equipment is serviceable, and do operator and organizational maintenance
on the equipment in the supply point. Although the number of persons you assign to a specific task may vary
greatly with your mission, it is still possible to obtain an average number for each operation.
FSSP Operations. For a single shift, you need eight workers to operate the FSSP efficiently. Place
them at certain strategic points in the operation as described below.
Receiving Side. Assign two workers to the receiving manifold. Make them responsible for transferring
bulk petroleum from the transporter to the fuel system. They operate all valves at the receiving point and
make all necessary hose connections.
Pumps and Valves. Assign three workers to the pumps and control valves. Have one worker operate
each pump, and have the third worker control the valves on the discharge and receiving manifold of the
collapsible tanks. Once the pumps are started, they can be monitored by one worker. This enables two
workers to devote their full time to valve control and fuel flow problems.
Dispensing Side. Assign three workers to the delivery side of the system (six 5-gallon can and 55-gallon
drum filling points and two 500-gallon collapsible drum filling points). Make them responsible for
dispensing petroleum and controlling the flow. They prepare the various filling points, operate the control
valves, and make all necessary hose connections. When tank vehicles are filled, have the truck driver
help dispense the fuel.
The 50,000-Gallon Collapsible Tank Operations. For a single shift, you need four workers to
operate one 50,000 gallon collapsible tank. You generally have one 50,000-gallon collapsible tank, two 350-
GPM pumping assemblies (one receiving and one discharge pump), and one dispensing line. In the Class III
supply point, you use the 50,000-gallon collapsible tank mainly for large volume distribution of bulk
petroleum. Place the workers as follows.
Place one worker at the receiving point. Make this worker responsible for transferring bulk petroleum
from the transporter to the tank. Have the worker operate the valves and make all necessary hose
Place one worker at each of the two 350-GPM pumping assemblies. Make each worker responsible for
coordinating the flow of petroleum.
Place one worker at the dispensing line. Make this worker responsible for issuing bulk petroleum and
controlling the fuel flow in the dispensing line.
The 500-Gallon Collapsible Drum Filling Operations. You need only two workers to do this job
efficiently. However, there are several methods of filling 500-gallon collapsible drums. Two of the most
commonly used methods are to fill the drums directly from the FSSP or to use the 50-GPM pumping
assembly. The positioning and the tasking of the crew vary with each of these methods. When drums are
filled directly from the FSSP, assign one worker to control the valves of the filling point. Make this worker
responsible for controlling the flow of petroleum to the drums. Assign the other worker to the drums. Make
this worker responsible for preparing the drums for filling, making all connections, and monitoring the filling
operation. When the 50-GPM pumping assembly is used, you still need two workers for the filling operation.
Have one worker operate the 50-GPM pumping assembly and control the flow of petroleum. Assign the
other to the drums with the same responsibility as in the method described before. For both methods, you
need a vehicle to remove the filled drums to the bulk reduction storage area.
The 55-Gallon Drum Filling Operations. Although you usually fill 55-gallon drums directly from
the FSSP, you can also use the 50-GPM pumping assembly with the hose and fitting kit. When you use six
fuel- and oil-servicing nozzles on the FSSP, you need 1 workers at each nozzle. You also need two workers
to bring empty drums to the filling points and two workers to remove filled drums to the bulk reduction
storage area. Make the six workers at the servicing nozzles responsible for bonding the nozzles to the