Figure 8-3. Tactical petroleum terminal.
Pipeline connection assembly (PSE).
The pipeline connection assembly
is required if fuel is to be received from or issued to pipeline. The
total assembly is stored in four containers and three Tricons.
Switching manifold. Allows the TPT to be connected to the pipeline
and controls the fuel flow in, out, and within the TPT (one
Contaminated fuel module. Consists of two 50,000-gallon collapsible
fabric tanks used to hold contaminated fuel for blending or disposal
and a transfer pump to load tanker-trucks (one container).
Fire suppression assembly. Main component (one container).
Pipeline connection support assembly. Contains additional ISIL items,
one aviation petroleum test kit, one hoseline suspension kit, one
displacement and evacuation kit, and two hoseline installation and
repair kits (one container).
Special assemblies are available to aid in the total system construction
Beach interface. The beach interface is an assembly of adapters to
connect IPDS to OPDS. It also allows access to the pipeline for shore-
based forces; i.e., U.S. Marines.
Pipeline support equipment. The basis of allocation is one set of
pipeline support equipment per 100 miles of pipeline to be installed. The
assembly contains those items required to assist in the construction and
operation of a pipeline. PSE will accompany each deployed pipeline
segment (five containers). Equipment includes:
Two-wheel mounted hoseline pumps (600 GPM), used as source pumps if
the pipeline receives fuel from commercial storage.
Two cutting and grooving machines for cutting of pipeline and pump
Four hydraulic drive heads for anchor installation.
Two tapping machines for tapping into a pipeline in order to drain a
portion of the line. Usually needed when required to repair a leak.
A dead weight tester used to calibrate gages.
Five additional elbow sets.
Additional 9.5-foot pipe sections.
PART B - QUALITY SURVEILLANCE
to ensure petroleum products received, stored, and dispensed by the IPDS
meet the minimum specifications when delivered to the user.
Quality Control (QC) is the inspection performed by refinery personnel
to monitor the production of a particular petroleum product. Quality
Assurance (QA) is the Army's program to determine if a refinery or other
source has fulfilled its contract concerning the quantity and quality of
petroleum products. QA is complete when the product is accepted by the
measures taken to ensure that petroleum products, which have been