Section 1. Acronyms and Abbreviations
Area damage control
Material Safety Data Sheet
American Petroleum Institute
air traffic control, air traffic controller
Corps support command
noncommissioned officer in charge
Department of the Army
Department of Defense
preventive maintenance checks and
Division support command
Forward Area Refueling Equipment
Rear Area Operations center
Fuel System Supply Point
Rear area protection
gallons per minute
Pipeline support equipment
Global Positioning System
pounds per square inch
Small Lightweight Global Positioning
International Organization for
Inland Petroleum Distribution System
Standing operating procedure
mile per hour
Theater area command
American Petroleum Institute (API) The institute represents and is supported
the industry and promotes the advancement of research in the petroleum
API Gravity An arbitrary scale expressing the gravity or density of liquid
petroleum products. The measuring scale is calibrated in terms of degrees
API. The gravity of any petroleum product is corrected to 60'F (16'C).
(See Specific Gravity.)
API gravity test A test to confirm the identities of fuel supplies.
Aqua-Glo test A test to detect water in fuel supplies.
bulk petroleum products Those petroleum products
(fuels, lubricants) which
are normally transported by pipeline, rail tank
car, tank truck, barge, or
tanker and stored in tanks or containers having
a capacity of more than 55
gallons, except fuels in 500-gallon collapsible
containers, which are
considered to be packaged.
Class III (POL)
Petroleum fuels: lubricants
, hydraulic and insulating oils,
deicing and antifreeze compounds, together with components and additives
of such products and coal.
contaminant A foreign substance in a product.