7. Align the first service station to be flushed as
a. Open the service station riser valve and the
cutout valve between the service station and hose reel.
b. Unreel all fueling hoses and attach the
pressure fueling nozzle from one hose to the defuel-
The defueling main will have been opened
to the contaminated settling tanks.
8. Start one service pump. When a discharge
pressure of 80 psi is obtained, SLOWLY open the pump
discharge globe valve. Observe the bulls eye sight glass
in the filter vent. When a solid stream of JP-5 is dis-
charging through this line, close the vent valves.
9. When the filter vent valve has been closed, start
the service station defuel pump.
10. Close the nozzle toggle switch on the pressure
fueling nozzle to place the service station in the fueling
Flush until a clean bright, water-free sample is
obtained at the test connection on the pressure fueling
nozzle. Analyze the sample using AEL detectors.
Continue this operation on a station-by-station basis
until each hose reel has been thoroughly flushed.
Fueling of aircraft is accomplished in the same
manner as flushing the hoses, except that the nozzle is
attached to the aircraft. Specific flight deck proce-
dures for flushing, fueling, and defueling are cov-
ered in chapter 5.
AUXILIARY SYSTEM OPERATIONS
The auxiliary JP-5 system provides for the deliv-
ery of JP-5 to emergency diesel generators, small boat
filling connections, and yellow gear fill stations. The
procedure for transferring JP-5 to the auxiliary main
is as follows:
1. Strip the selected service tank.
2. Open the tank top valve from the selected
service tank and the cutout valve to the auxiliary pump
3. Ensure all service tank valves not involved
with the transfer operation are closed.
4. Open the valves in the discharge line from the
auxiliary pump to the auxiliary main.
5. Open branch valves in the auxiliary system to
the stations to be serviced, and check to ensure all
branch valves for those stations not requiring servicing
6. Establish communications between the pump
room and the stations to be serviced.
7. Start the JP-5 auxiliary pump.
8. When the transfer operation is complete, se-
cure the JP-5 auxiliary pump and close all valves in its
suction and discharge lines. Then close all open valves
in the remainder of the system.
The Navys ability to accomplish its mission re-
quires daily operations on land, at sea, in the airin
other words, in the environment. The Navy is commit-
ted to operating its ships and shore facilities in a manner
compatible with the environment. National defense and
environmental protection are, and must be, compatible
goals. The chain of command must provide leadership
and personal commitment to ensure that all Navy per-
sonnel develop and exhibit an environmental protection
ethic. Thus, an important part of the Navys mission is
to prevent pollution, to protect the environment, and to
conserve natural, historic, and cultural resources.
Oil pollution is the Navys largest single pollution
problem. As ABFs, we have millions of gallons of
petroleum products under our control at all times. We
are responsible for the safe storage and handling of
every single gallon.
OPNAVINST 5090.1A is the Navys Environ-
mental and Natural Resources Program Manual. In it,
the Chief of Naval Operations provides specific guide-
lines and policies, assigns responsibility, and sets stan-
dards for the Navy to follow pertaining to
environmental protection policies.
Some of the specific policies that concern the
1. Oil or oily waste shall not be discharged from
any naval activity or ship within 50 nautical miles of
any shoreline in such quantities that will leave a sheen
of the water.
2. Personnel will prevent or contain any acciden-
tal discharge to prevent pollution.
3. Provides procedures for the disposition of
waste petroleum products.