Protection of Aircraft Fueling Facilities. At all
ramps and aprons used for fueling aircraft, excluding hot
fueling stations, provide portable fire extinguishers in
accordance with NFPA 407. For hot fueling stations, provide a
twin agent unit (TAU) at each station, unless prohibited by
specific service policy. A TAU is a dual agent extinguisher
consisting of one dry chemical filled tank for knocking down a
three-dimensional flowing fuel fire and an aqueous film-
forming foam (AFFF) filled tank for smothering and
extinguishing a pool fire. For Navy and Marine Corps
projects, use NAVAIR criteria. For MILCON projects, include
the TAU as part of the project.
Protection of Support Facilities. Comply with
MIL-HDBK-1008 for fire protection of support facilities.
Protection of Fuel Piers. Provide protection for
flammable or combustible liquids in accordance with the
b) MIL-HDBK-1025/1, 1025/2, and 1025/6
c) NFPA 30
d) NFPA 30A
e) NFPA 307 (If liquids are handled in bulk
quantities across general purpose piers and wharves.)
Fire Protection Water Systems. Use fire water
systems with hydrants located so that vessels alongside can be
reached through hose lines not longer than 300 feet (90 m).
In general, use dry pipe sprinkler systems under piers in
areas subject to freezing temperatures. Consult MIL-HDBK-1008
to determine total water demands for piers based on an extra
hazard occupancy classification.
ignition hazards to petroleum storage, dispensing, or handling
facilities may be created by emissions from electromagnetic
devices such as radio and radar. Beam/signal strength has
been known to cause ignition of flammable vapor-air mixtures