PART A - PLANNING THE MOVEMENT OF THE FSSP
The FSSP is used at distribution points to provide storage facilities for transferring bulk fuel from one means
of transport to another and at dispensing facilities for bulk reduction or delivery of fuel to using vehicles. The
FSSP can receive product from tank trucks, railway cars, pipelines, hoselines, and aircraft. Since it can also
receive fuel from ocean tankers, it is capable of supporting beach operations. It can store 60,000 gallons of
bulk petroleum. It can store even more if additional or larger collapsible tanks are added. However, this
expansion requires additional hoses, fittings, and valves. The FSSP can be easily moved from one location
to another, and it can be divided in half to handle two different types of fuels at two different locations. It can
also be changed to a 10-point, rapid-refueling system for rotary aircraft.
The first step in moving an FSSP is to receive the mission. Normally, as a section chief you receive the
mission from the platoon sergeant or even the platoon leader. The mission can come in one of three
different ways: a warning order, an operation order, or a fragmentary order. Once received, there are some
questions you need to ask yourself:
What is the mission?
What is known about the enemy?
How will the terrain affect the operation?
What troops are available?
How much time is available?
What supplies and equipment are needed?
What special tasks need to be assigned?
Personnel. Make sure that all personnel are on hand for the move to the new site. The usual strength
level of a supply section in a petroleum supply company consists of: section chief E7, petroleum heavy
vehicle operator E5, petroleum inventory control E5, two petroleum heavy vehicle operators E4, five
petroleum supply specialists E4, and ten petroleum supply specialists E3. In some situations, you will have to
Equipment. Make sure your Class III supply point equipment is on hand and ready for use. If any items
are not working properly, try to have them repaired or replaced before you move. The equipment may vary
according to the situation.
One Fuel System Supply Point.
One collapsible fabric tank repair kit.
Three 500-gallon collapsible drums.
Three pressure controls for filling nonvented drums.
One 500-gallon collapsible drum tie-down kit.
One 500-gallon collapsible drum towing and lifting yoke.
Six 50,000-gallon collapsible tanks.
Four 20,000-gallon collapsible tanks.
Four 10,000-gallon collapsible tanks.
Ten 350-GPM pumping assemblies.
One fuel handling hose line outfit (assault hose line).
One electric floodlight.
One FARE system.
Make sure you have the necessary vehicles needed to transport the equipment to the new site.
Four semitrailers, stake, 12-ton, with equipment.
Four tractor trucks and 5-ton, 6x6, long wheelbase, with equipment.
Two cargo trucks and 5-ton, 6x6, long wheelbase, with equipment.
Two cargo trailers, 1-1/2 ton, 2-wheel, with equipment.
Loading Plan. Next you must develop a loading plan, a tentative plan, and issue a warning order to give
soldiers time to prepare for the mission. Determine the total number and types of fuel transporters needed to