The fuel unit support assembly consists of the fuel unit's interim
support item list (ISIL), two floodlight sets, one displacement and
evacuation kit, one hoseline suspension kit, two hoseline installation
and repair kits, and a spare hoseline pump (600 GPM) (four containers to
store the assembly).
The floodlight set is trailer-mounted and designed to hold all
components. The engine/generator set includes a 6.0 kW, two-cylinder,
four-cycle, air-cooled diesel engine and a four-pole brushless, revolving
fuel tank with a wide mouth fill cup. Starting power is supplied by a 12-
volt, 4D size battery. The telescoping tower assembly, when extended, is
stable in gusty winds up to 40 mph. The portable tripod masts are stable
in winds up to 15 mph.
The displacement and evacuation kit is used to remove fuel and
evacuate the small residual quantity of fuel, vapor, and any air within
the hose. The kit consists of a displacement ball, an injector for
displacing fluid with the ball, a ball receiver, end caps to seal off the
hoseline, and an air ejector, used to evacuate residual fuel and vapor
from the hoseline.
The suspension bridge is prefabricated and packed in kits in 100-,
200-, and 400-foot sizes. They are provided for crossing rivers, chasms,
or ravines identified in potential areas of operation. The major
components are: towers, guy wires, deadpan anchors, main cable suspenders
and cross bearers, staging boards, tension cables, wind guys, and hand