PART A - SUPERVISING THE OPERATION OF THE FSSP
Flow Through the FSSP. Inspect the fuel when it arrives. The product then enters the system through
the receiving manifold. It usually moves under suction from one of the 350-GPM pumps used as a receiving
pump. The product may also move under positive pressure from a transporter, pipeline, or hoseline. When
you have both filter/separators installed on the delivery side of the system, the receiving pump distributes the
product directly to the tanks through the hoseline manifold. The other 350-GPM pump is used to draw fuel
from the tanks and discharge it through the two filter/separators into the hose header system. When you
leave one filter/separator installed on the receiving side of the system, the receiving pump distributes the
product to the receiving filter/separator and then to the collapsible tanks. After that, the flow of product is the
same, except the fuel is drawn through only one filter/separator on the discharge side of the system instead
of two. You can also draw from the supply source directly to the discharge side of the system. This
procedure bypasses the storage tanks. You need only one pump and one filter/separator for this operation.
Flow Through the 50,000-Gallon Collapsible Tank. The first step is the inspection of the
product. The fuel then enters from the transporter through a receiving manifold made up of a suction hose
and gate valve. The product usually moves under suction from a 350-GPM pumping assembly that
distributes it into the 50,000-gallon collapsible tank. Another 350-GPM pumping assembly acts as a
discharge pump and distributes the fuel from the tank to the discharge hose assembly. The discharge hose
assembly consists of a gate valve and discharge hose. From the discharge hose assembly, the product
moves into a transporter (Figure 3-1).
Figure 3-1. Flow process chart for a 50,000-gallon collapsible tank.
Personnel. How you use your personnel is one of the most important parts of managing a Class III supply
point. In other words, how many do you need for a specific operation? Where should you place them in
relation to the equipment? What tasks should you give them to do? It is important that you assign specific
tasks to your personnel at the Class III supply point, but you should also try to be flexible. The best way to