MARINE RECEIVING AND DISPENSING FACILITIES
FUNCTION. Design marine fuel receiving and
dispensing facilities for the purpose of receiving fuel and/or
loading fuel aboard ships and boats for consumption or as
cargo. In many cases, the marine receiving and dispensing
facilities will be combined.
FUEL PIERS AND WHARVES. Ensure that the structural
design of fuel piers and wharves is in accordance with
MIL-HDBK-1025 series or Army Corps of Engineers AEI, as
applicable. When required and approved by the appropriate
Service Headquarters, design fuel piers for dispensing and
receiving fuel. Ensure that the size of the facility is
compatible with the fuel requirements of the activity and the
number of simultaneous loadings and off-loadings to be
accommodated. For dispensing of fuel, consider the number,
type, and size of vessels to be fueled or loaded to provide
the required number and locations of fuel outlets. In most
cases, use dedicated fuel piers and wharves for fuel receipt.
Include in the design an energy absorbing fender system.
Refer to NAVFAC Definitive Drawings 1403995 through 1403999.
BERTHING PIERS. In some cases, permanent fuel
piping and equipment may be installed on berthing piers which
were not primarily designed for handling fuel. Design such
piers in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1025 series or Army Corps of
Engineers AEI. These facilities are normally used only for
dispensing fuel to surface combatants for consumption.
surface area. This imposes restrictions on the use of loading
arms and above deck piping. For these areas, below deck and
trench-contained piping may be considered. Prior to designing
facilities on berthing piers for receiving and/or dispensing
of bulk fuel for transport, review plans with appropriate port
OFFSHORE MOORINGS. When operations of an activity
do not warrant construction of fuel piers, provide offshore
moorings for vessels to discharge or receive fuel through
underwater pipelines connecting to the shore facility.
Clearly mark the moorings so that the vessel, when moored,
will be in the proper position to pick up and connect to the