GROUND VEHICLE FUELING FACILITIES
INTRODUCTION. This section provides guidance for
the design of ground-based vehicle fueling facilities. Only
government vehicle filling stations are included. Private
vehicle filling stations, such as exchange service stations,
are not included.
Types of Facilities. The following three types of
filling stations may be required (see Facility Plate Nos. 011
a) A facility for dispensing gasoline and diesel
into commercial type sedans, vans, and small trucks.
b) A facility for dispensing gasoline and diesel
into tactical vehicles.
c) A facility for dispensing gasoline and diesel
into tactical refueler vehicles.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. Section 2, General Design
Information, contains important information on fueling
facilities. Do not start design of any fueling system without
first becoming completely familiar with Section 2 of this
Fuel Segregation. Provide separate storage and
dispensing facilities for each grade or type of fuel to be
dispensed. In the CONUS, use API color coding. In non-CONUS
facilities, use host nation standard if it is different than
API. Use API if no other standard is in effect.
Facility Size. In each filling station, provide one
commercial-type dispensing unit which displays volume only for
each 100 vehicles assigned to the activity. The total amount
of storage capacity in each station should be approximately
twice the capacity of all vehicle fuel tanks, by grade or type
of fuel, assigned to the activity. Minimum storage capacity
for any grade or type of fuel is 5,000 gallons (19 000 L)
unless approved by Service Headquarters.