exceed the rated safe-working pressure of 150 PSI. If the line pressure does not build up, stop and check
the hoseline for a leak. You can usually fix leaks at couplings, fittings, or valves by tightening, adjusting, or
Observe operations for safety and environmental infractions. Immediately shut down operations and
correct any problems detected.
PART D - SUPERVISING THE EVACUATION AND DISPLACEMENT OF
THE ASSAULT HOSELINE
Removing fuel, vapor, and air from the hoseline causes the hoseline to collapse into a flat ribbon-like form.
This allows for the most compact storage of the hose for transportation to the next site. The hoseline is
evacuated as follows:
Remove the ball from the ball receiver; replace it with an airtight cap (use a blank cap with grooved
On the inlet end, disconnect the compressor hose from the ball injector.
Attach the suction connection of air eductor.
Attach the air compressor hose to the inlet side of the eductor, and set the pressure at 20 to 25 PSI.
Operate the eductor approximately 10 minutes for each 1,000 feet of hoseline.
When the hose has flattened as much as possible, fold it back and tie a knot.
Remove the ball injector and eductor.
When displacing the assault hoseline, pack the hose into the flaking box making successive folds from left to
right until you reach the front. Be sure to bend the hose so that it fills the entire width of the box. Also, make
sure the folds are packed tightly together so that you can get 1,000 feet of hose in the box. If the
temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, you may have to use the hoseline packing kit to get the hose in
the flaking box.
PART E - MAINTAINING COMMUNICATIONS
Communication breakdown is the single non-equipment-related item which can start a domino effect capable
of bringing an entire mission literally to a halt. A missed communication regarding the emergency shutdown
of the assault hoseline could leave an FSSP or FARE system without a source of fuel and strand dozens of
aircraft and vehicles miles from a secondary source of fuel. The vulnerability of such vehicles and the loss
of them to the enemy cannot be overstated. Accurate and timely communications with all levels of the
supply team and command headquarters is imperative for the success of any mission requiring the use of the
FSSP, FARE, and assault hoseline.
An efficient communication system is a must for the operation and maintenance of military pipelines.
The system must be separate, continuous, and dependable. The communications system must have high-
quality transmission to keep errors to a minimum, enough channels or circuits to carry the traffic load
efficiently, prompt connections to avoid delays, and immediate alternate systems so there will be no
interruptions in pipeline operations.