Updating UFC 3-460-03
Maintenance of Petroleum Systems
PETRO 2013 – Alexandria, VA
Unified Facilities Criteria
• Unified Facilities Criteria
– Provide planning, design,
construction, sustainment,
restoration, and modernization
– Intended to be “Tri-Service”
guidance documents
– Called “guidance” but are more
often considered “rules”
– UFC’s cover a wide range of
subjects including Cathodic
Protection, Force Protection, Fire
Protection, etc.
– Found on the Whole Building Design
Guide website
UFC’s for POL Systems
• UFC 3-460-01 – Design: Petroleum Fuel Facilities
– Major update published in 2010 with minor changes as
recent as TWO weeks ago.
– Managed and maintained by the DoD Fuel Facilities
Engineering Panel. Four voting members
• Air Force Fuels Facilities Subject Matter Expert (HQ
• Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, POL Facilities
Proponent (CECW-EC)
• NAVFAC POL Facility Subject Matter Expert (NAVFAC
• DLA Installation Support for Energy (DLA DS-FEI)
• Also includes several other coordinating members
UFC 3-460-01
• True Tri-Service standard
– Recognizes Service Headquarters, Specific Subject Matter
Experts who are responsible for implementation, but also
providing additional for specific applications.
– While considered “guidance” the document does include
a procedure for obtaining “waivers”. “Substantive
deviations from this UFC must first be presented to the
appropriate Service SME, then reviewed/approved by the
– In short the document is intended to be followed by all
unless you have approval to deviate.
3-460-03 Operation & Maintenance:
Maintenance of Petroleum Systems
• Adopted in 2003 as a UFC. The document was
reformatted, but is primarily the USAF Manual 85-16
written in 1981.
• While labeled as a UFC, the document was not
officially adopted by the other services.
• The current document focuses heavily on aviation
fuels and hydrant systems.
• It is also very specific on Roles and Responsibilities,
describing the responsibilities of POL, LFM, BCE and
other parties within the USAF organization at the
time it was published.
Navy MO-230 Maintenance and
Operation of Petroleum Fuel Facilities
• Last updated in 1990, this document continues
today to serve as the primary guidance on
maintenance operations of Navy Fuel Facilities.
• The document includes guidance on typical Naval
fuel facilities including:
Piers & Wharves
Off Shore Mooring Systems
Tank Truck/Rail Loading/Offloading
Automotive Fueling Systems
Base Utility Fueling Systems
Ballast Water Handling Systems
Army TM 5-678 Repairs & Utilities:
Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL)
• Last officially updated in 1965. There was a project
begun in the 1980’s to update the document, but it
was never completed.
• The document focused on ground vehicle fueling
systems, but also included some discussion on
aviation fuel systems, diesel operated generators
and boilers.
• It described hydraulic dispensing as one type of
system in place at the time.
Hydraulic Dispensing System
UFC 3-460-03 – New Action
• With the publication of the new Design UFC, the
next step is to create a true tri-service maintenance
• DLA-Energy is funding the effort to help standardize
the maintenance requirements for fuel facilities
across the services and at DLA-Energy facilities.
• The new document will define maintenance
requirements regardless of who is responsible for
execution: active duty personnel, base operating
contractors, DLA-E contractors, etc.
Gap Analysis
• The first task was to compare the documents…
• The comparison also included several other
documents, both DoD and commercial.
UFC 3-460-03
TM 5-678
NATO STANAG 3609, Edition 5
USAFE Jet Fuel Storage – Maintenance & Repair
• Other documents also considered:
– TO 37-1-1
– ATA 103
– EI/JIG 1530
Gap Analysis
• Significant differences exist in the current
documents on high level issues
– Roles and Responsibilities
• Some documents are very prescriptive
– Operational Task versus Maintenance Task
• Certain tasks may be considered operations by certain
– Some of today’s fuels and fuel systems are not covered
• Ethanol, Biodiesel, CNG, etc.
• Cut and Cover tanks
• Additive Injection Systems
Gap Analysis
Moving Forward
• The new UFC will:
– Be more enforceable across all services
• A wide variety of fuel facilities will be described
– Be specific, measurable
• Timing to repeat tasks will be defined, not
– Follow a similar outline as 3-460-01
Updated 3-460-03
• Roles & Responsibilities
– A role is a position or job defined by a set of
– A responsibility is a task or duty required of a
designated party.
• Different branches of the military organize and
delegate tasks and responsibilities to service
specific fueling personnel.
Updated 3-460-03
• The new document will include a wide range of
tasks required to maintain both the fuel system and
fuel quality.
– Maintenance tasks are actions taken to prevent
to ensure system integrity and operational
readiness, delay system outages and/or improve
the current fueling system.
– Operating tasks are actions taken to control and
run the current fueling system and maintain fuel
Updated 3-460-03
• General Outline
Bulk Fuel Facilities
Aircraft Fuel Facilities
Marine Fuel Facilities
Pipelines & Piping
Ground Fueling Facilities
Atmospheric Storage Tanks
Miscellaneous Use Tanks
Alternative Fuel Facilities
Support Facilities
Major Rehabilitation
Temporary Deactivation
Facility Closure
Project Programming
Personnel Qualifications
Updated 3-460-03
• General
Fuel Types & Quality Control
Environmental Protection
Developing a site specific maintenance plan
Developing an Emergency Action Plan
Documentation and Recordkeeping
Updated 3-460-03
• Appendices
• List of Referenced Documents
• Acronyms
• Maintenance Matrix
• Cross reference
to sections in the
To offer input
• Talk to your nearby FFEP member
Terri Regin, NAVFAC EXWC
Paul Kerl, DLA-Energy, Facilities Support
CAPT James Wood, AFCEC
Tim Gordon, US Army
• Submit comments and thoughts to your service SME
– Jim Hugar, Army Petroleum Center
– Lia Walton, NAVSUP Energy
– John Anna, AF Petroleum Agency
Updating UFC 3-460-03
Maintenance of Petroleum Systems
Dean Flessas, Vice President
[email protected]
678 336 7740

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