INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULICS
Critical Tasks: 03-5103.00-0024
In this lesson you will learn the duties of the pipeline dispatcher; you will
prepare a monthly consumption graph, prepare a monthly pipeline
schedule, prepare a graphic progress chart, and review a daily pipeline
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will be responsible for supervising petroleum terminal operations and
petroleum pipeline operations.
You will also be responsible for
determining the location of petroleum pump stations, terminals, and
supply points. As the petroleum expert you will also be responsible for
planning petroleum supply program m theater operations and petroleum
distribution systems (fixed and tactical facilities).
You are the 92F responsible for supervising and providing both single
product and multi-product fuel support to subordinate elements.
Identify and understand basic mathematics, understand basic hydraulic
mathematics, identify and understand advantages and disadvantages of
military pipeline and hoseline systems, determine head loss due to friction
in military pipeline systems according to FM 10-67-1 and FM 5-482.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: FM 10-67-1, and FM 5-482.
Since machines were first introduced to the battlefield, military leaders depended on continual sources
of petroleum to power these machines. In fact, throughout the many wars of the 20th century, battles
and wars have been won and lost based on who controls the fuel. As military weapon systems have
become more lethal, they have also become vast consumers of petroleum fuels. In fact, a single U.S.
Army mechanized infantry division of today uses over a million gallons of fuel in a single day during
offensive operations. Our mission as Army petroleum leaders is to feed the ravenous hunger of our
mighty war machine. It is important to make every attempt to protect the environment while still
accomplishing this mission. As such, you must conduct an environmental assessment before beginning
fuel operations. The unit environmental