information to help the Army manage its resources. The payoff is
military readiness. The Army wants the company to have it is authorized
and the required supplies on hand. Additionally, the Army wants the
company to do what it is supposed to do--turn out soldiers who assist the
The Petroleum Supply Sergeant assists the platoon sergeant by
supervising two shift operations and maintains close coordination with
from the supply sections will be consolidated, and a report will be sent
be detailed in both the company and battalion SOPs.
PART E - SELECTING THE SITE FOR CLASS III SUPPLY POINT AND FSSP OPERATION
Selection Criteria for FSSP. When you select the FSSP site, consider
cover and concealment, road nets, dispersion factors, terrain, and site
preparation requirements. Make sure the site is suitable for the fuel
system layout (Figure 4-2).
Select a site for the collapsible tanks, pumps, and filter/separators
that is in the woods or in a tree line where the natural shadows disguise
the telltale shapes. Use camouflage nets if you have them. When you lay
hoseline, make use of natural terrain contours and vegetation to break up
straight lines. One way to do this is to cut branches, stick them in the
earth under the hose, and then weigh them down with the hoseline. Where
you have deep grass or other vegetation, bend it over the hoseline to
hide the hose so that it is not seen from the air.
Choose a site for the receiving, truck bottom loading, and vehicle
refueling points that is next to a road in the Class III supply point.
You can then load or unload trucks and refuel vehicles without leaving
the road nets in the supply point.
You must consider the distance between items when you select the sites
for the equipment in the FSSP. The distances can vary with the terrain,
natural cover, concealment, hose available, and road nets. However, you
must put the 10,000-gallon collapsible tanks at least 40 feet apart.
Select level terrain for the FSSP. Look for a tank site without
slopes. A large slope may cause filled tanks to roll sideways,
backwards, or forward. Put the pumps and filter/separators on level
ground. Try to place the discharge pump at a lower level than the
collapsible tanks so that there will be good suction to the pump.
Deal with these three major items of equipment in the FSSP--the
collapsible tanks, the pumps, and the filter/separators. Slope the tank
sites gently toward the manifold end to help drain the tanks when they
are removed. Slope the site for each tank no more than 3 to 6 inches in
the direction of the tank's fill port. Build a fire wall around each
tank. Make it large enough to hold the contents of the tank and 1 foot
of freeboard. To do this, build the fire wall 3 feet high and 18 inches
26 feet and maintain a distance of 3 feet from the edge of the tank to
the base of the fire wall. If an engineer unit prepares the site, you
must ensure they follow these dimensional and procedural specifications.