burst pressure of the hose is higher, your test should not exceed the rated safe-working pressure of 150 PSI.
If the line pressure doesn't build up, personnel should stop and check the hoseline for a leak. Personnel can
usually fix leaks at couplings, fittings, or valves by tightening, adjusting, or replacing gaskets.
Observe operations for safety and environmental infractions. Immediately shut down operations and
correct any problems detected.
PART D - SUPERVISING THE EVACUATION AND
THE ASSAULT HOSELINE
Removing fuel, vapor, and air from the hoseline causes the hoseline to collapse into a flat ribbon-like form.
This allows for the most compact storage of the hose for transportation to the next site. The hoseline is
evacuated by personnel as follows:
Remove the ball from the ball receiver; replace with an airtight cap (use a blank cap with grooved
On the inlet end, disconnect the compressor hose from the ball injector.
Attach the suction connection of the air eductor.
Attach the air compressor hose to the inlet side of the eductor, and set the pressure at 20 to 25 PSI.
Operate the eductor approximately 10 minutes for each 1,000 feet of hoseline.
When the hose has flattened as much as possible, fold it back and tie a knot.
Remove the ball injector and eductor.
When displacing the assault hoseline, ensure that personnel pack the hose
into the flaking box making successive folds from left to right until you
reach the front. Ensure that personnel bend the hose so that it fills
the entire width of the box. Also, make sure the folds are packed
tightly together so that you can get 1,000 feet of hose in the box. If
the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, personnel may have to use
the hoseline packing kit to get the hose in the flaking box.
Communication breakdown is the single non-equipment-related item which
can start a domino effect capable of bringing an entire mission literally
to a halt. A missed communication regarding the emergency shutdown of
the assault hoseline could leave a FSSP or FARE system without a source
of fuel and strand dozens of aircraft and vehicles miles from a secondary
source of fuel. The vulnerability of such vehicles and the loss of them
with all levels of the supply team and command headquarters is imperative
for the success of any mission requiring the use of the FSSP, FARE, and
An efficient communication system is a must for the operation and
maintenance of military pipelines. The system must be separate,
quality transmission to keep errors to a minimum, enough channels or
circuits to carry the traffic load efficiently, prompt connections to
avoid delays, and immediate alternate systems so there will be no
interruptions in pipeline operations.