Type of fuel.
Destination of each batch.
Amount of fuel in batch.
Estimated size of interface.
Estimated times of arrival of interface at terminals.
Starting and stopping times of all pumping operations.
Type of interface to cut.
Pipeline pump station pressures and pipeline flow rates.
PART E - SITE SELECTION AND PLANNING
When conducting a site and route reconnaissance, you must have two known points - where the fuel source
is or will be located and where the forces will be located requiring support.
Site and Route Selection. A survey using a topographic map must first be conducted and a profile of
the best trace made. Using the profile and the hydraulic limitations of the pumps, mark the pipeline trace and
the required locations for pump stations. When conducting the physical reconnaissance on foot or by vehicle,
stakes or other marking devices must be used to indicate the actual path of the pipeline. Location of valves,
anchors, expansion/contraction devices, and any obstacles must be marked on the trace. Actual pump
station locations can be adjusted somewhat from the ideal locations selected from the profile and hydraulic
analysis. But every effort should be made to locate pump stations within 2,000 feet of their ideal locations.
Plot Plan. After the site has been selected, a preliminary plot plan should be made that shows all the
major equipment and system locations. After the plan has been reviewed and corrections made, roadway
and berm construction can begin according to the plan.
Pump station. A space of 140' by 85' is ideal, especially if it is flat. Pumps must be positioned for access
in case one needs to be replaced during operation. This requires at least 50' to the rear of pumps and
should be 10' off the road. Stake anticipated location of the inlet and outlet piping about 95' from the
edge of the road with 140' between stakes to align the incoming and the outgoing pipeline.
Tank farm assembly. Should be located to provide wide spacing between fuel units and to provide fire
protection and suppression. Tank farm assemblies within a fuel unit should be at least 400' apart. There
should be a minimum of 600' between fuel units.
Fuel dispensing assembly (FDA). The FDA should be located on a road capable of supporting heavy
vehicle traffic during weather changes and at least 100' from the nearest fabric tank. The plot plan
requirements for the FDA are approximately 750' long by 50' wide. An area alongside, 120' wide by 850'
long should be graded for vehicle traffic and parking while loading.
Tanker-truck receipt manifold. The most important factor in choosing the exact site is road excess, since
heavy traffic will occur in this area of the TPT. A graded area of 120' wide by 250' long is required per
PART F - EXTERNAL IDENTIFICATION
Each ISO container is marked with a large black bordered symbol.
The pipeline components are represented by a circle.
The TPT is a triangle. Each container has identification information stenciled on it and is marked as part
of a series, for example, box 1 of 5.
The pump station is marked by a diamond. Note that a packing list is secured to the outside of each box