Fuel System Supply Point.
The FSSP is the primary method of tactical petroleum storage in the Army. It is a relatively mobile system that
can be found throughout the theater of operations as far forward as the DSA.
a. The basic storage tank with the FSSP is the 10,000-gallon collapsible tank, although the 20,000- and
50,000-gallon tanks can also be used.
b. The system uses two 350-GPM pumps with an operational output of 275 feet of head when fuel is
being pumped with a specific gravity of 0.85.
c. Filter/separator. The system has two separators for filtering in-coming and out-going fuel.
d. The FSSP uses 4-inch hoses throughout most of the system. The 3-inch, 2-inch, 1 1/2-inch and 1-
inch hoses are also used for issuing fuel.
(1) The FSSP has a receiving manifold that can receive fuel from multiple fuel sources. The system
can receive fuel from 5,000-gallon tankers, rail cars or assault hose line
(2) The system can issue fuel to bottom load fuel into fuel tankers; to fill 500-gallon collapsible
drums; and for cans/drums and vehicle refueling.
(3) The FSSP can also be configured as a 10-point aircraft refueling system with additional hoses and
Forward Area Refueling Equipment.
The FARE system is designed to be a mobile, two-point aircraft refueling system. The system can be set up in as
little as 15 minutes by experienced personnel. The FARE system consists of the following major components:
a. Pump -- 100 GPM centrifugal pump driven by a gasoline engine.
b. Filter/separator -- 100 GPM two-stage.
c. The FARE system uses 2-inch collapsible hoses. There are four 50-foot sections of discharge hoses
and twelve 5-foot sections of suction hoses.
(1) Fuel Source -- two 500 gallon collapsible drums. These drums are not components of the FARE
system, but they are normally used because of their mobility. Other sources can also be used such as 5,000-gallon
tankers, 10,000-gallon or higher capacity collapsible tanks.
(2) A water detector kit adapter used to perform quality surveillance on the fuel and the filter/