Reclamation/disposition procedures include the identification of the problem (product contaminated or
deteriorated), the cause of the problem, and the procedure to correct it.
Downgraded. Assigned for use where a lower grade of product would normally be employed, provided it
meets the requirements for the lower grade of product. This operation can result in the serious shortage of
a product at a time of great need, may necessitate segregation and careful planning and supervision of
the issue, and may cause increased maintenance.
Blended. Mixing with a larger quantity of the same product of higher quality. This involves equipment and
storage facilities not always readily available. This may cause a decrease in the proper storage capacity
of a depot, and, therefore the efficiency of the operation will be reduced.
Recirculating. Cleaning the product by passing it through filter/separators.
Dehydration. Removing water by a filtering or settling process.
Inhibiting. Adding or restoring additives that are missing.
Disposition Procedures: When a DLA-owned product does not meet specification limits at immediate
storage points, the activity having physical possession of the product will contact the following activity for
a decision on the disposition or use:
The Defense Fuel Supply Center
Cameron Station, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
When an Army-owned product does not meet use limits at the location of use, the following activity will be
contacted for disposition instructions:
US Army General Materiel and Petroleum Activity
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 17070.
The request for disposition instructions should include the following information:
Specification and grade.
Date of receipt.
Name of manufacturer, contract number, batch number, qualification number, date of manufacture.
Type of container or storage.
Accountable military department.
Need for replacement product.
Detail laboratory test results.
Recommended alternate use, disposition, or recovery measures.
As a last resort turn into the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO).
PART C - TANKER/BARGE OPERATIONS QUALITY ASSURANCE
DFSC furnishes advance information on impending lifting of petroleum products in tankers and barges, to include
any changes that may occur. The QAR will maintain liaison with the refinery, terminal, MSC, and the vessel's
agent or barging company to determine more definitive ETAs. The QAR will promptly report any delays
encountered during tanker/barge operations to DFSC.
Inspection of Tankers With Inert Gas Systems (IGS).
The QAR at the first loading port shall inspect the entire gas-free IGS tanker for suitability to load. For
IGS tankers, this inspection is final. For safety reasons, QARs at subsequent loading ports cannot enter
any cargo tanks.
Cargo tank preparation cleaning requirements in Table II, DLAM 4155.1 must be met for all loading.
Tanker will arrive at first loading port gas-free to permit the QAR entry and inspection of all product
Prior to discharge, product ullage is to be found using the sonic probe and water is to be checked using
the tape and bob.
After discharge, dry tank inspection must be performed using tape and bob with product paste as visual
examination of tanks is not possible.