4. PETROLEUM, OIL, AND LUBRICANTS (POL) UTILITY SYSTEM
a. Damage Assessment. Before damage repair is started the following consideration
should be addressed:
(1) Determine if the damaged line is vital to mission support.
(2) Establish a repair priority if more than one line is damaged.
(3) Determine if the distribution line can be shut off, plugged, and abandoned.
(4) Determine if fire suppression, fuel removal, debris removal, and ordnance
disposal is required.
(5) Determine if the damaged component should be replaced with a portable,
temporary Stand-Alone System.
(6) Determine what safety issues need to be addressed.
(7) Determine what personnel, tools, and equipment are required for repairs.
b. Repair Materials. See appendix A. For POL lines, the short term use of PVC pipe
as a replacement is acceptable for pipe sixes equal to or smaller than 12 inches. Replacement
of pipe systems greater than 12 inches require steel piping. Steel piping is recommended for
all pipe sixes where the repair life must exceed 30 days.
c. General Tools and Equipment. See appendix B. In addition to the list in appendix
B, vent fans, fire extinguishers, and portable generators are also recommended.
d. Repair Consumables. See appendix C.
e. Site Preparation. Before damage repair is started prepare the area as follows:
(1) Shut off POL supply.
(2) Ensure ordnance has been cleared from area.
(3) Address any potential fire hazards. Operate hazardous vapor suppression
equipment, as required.
(4) For below ground repairs remove all standing POL. Perform preliminary