Figure 8-2. 800-GPM mainline pump.
Tactical Petroleum Terminal (TPT).
The mission of the TPT is to
receive, store, and dispense liquid fuel, specifically diesel, motor
gasoline, and aviation jet fuel (Figure 8-3). It serves as a base
terminal in an undeveloped theater and can be used in the developed
theater to supplement existing facilities that are inadequate or damaged.
of 150 psi. The standard TPT has a storage capacity of 3,700,000 gallons
in eighteen 5,000-barrel (210,000 gallons) collapsible fabric tanks. The
TPT is modular with three identical fuel units. Each TPT also has one
pipeline connection assembly. The total TPT is stored in 77 ISO
The fuel unit consists of three tank farm assemblies, with two 5,000-
barrel fabric tanks each, a tanker-truck receipt manifold, a fuel
dispensing assembly, a transfer hoseline assembly, six fire suppression
assemblies, a 50,000-gallon optional tank configuration, and a fuel unit
support assembly. A total of 24 ISO containers are used to store one fuel
unit (min 600' between units).
Tank farm assembly. Consists of two 5,000-bbl fabric tanks, a
hoseline pump, and associated hose, valves and fittings; a total of
three containers for each assembly (at least 400 feet between
Tanker-truck receipt manifold. Consists of a hoseline pump and
associated equipment to provide four defueling stations. It is used to
receive fuel from fuel tanker-trucks (two containers).
Fuel dispensing assembly. Dispenses fuel directly to user's bulk fuel
transporters and to 500-gallon collapsible drums. There are six
stations for trucks and two for drums (one container).
Transfer hoseline assembly. Is used to connect the tank farm
assemblies, switching manifold, fuel dispensing assembly, and tanker-
truck receipt manifold into an operational TPT. There are four
transfer hoseline assemblies in a TPT, one in each fuel unit and one
in the pipeline connection assembly. Each assembly has fifteen 500-
foot by 6-inch hoselines packed in three Tricons (5 hoses per Tricon)
to tie the major components into a total system (one ISO container
Fire suppression assembly. The main component is the wheel mounted
fire extinguisher. Skid mounted on a two wheeled trailer, the system
is designed to apply the dry chemical (Purple K) until fire is under
control and then apply the aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) creating a
blanketing effect. The chemical should continue to be applied with the
AFFF until the solution is exhausted or until there are no existing
smoldering pockets remaining that could cause reignition (one
container for each of the six assemblies).
50,000-gallon tank option. Consists of two 50,000-gallon collapsible
fabric tanks, one transfer pump (350 GPM) and one 350 GPM filter
separator. This option gives the commander an additional 100,000
gallons of storage space to use as the situation dictates (total
option is stored in one container).