Table 2-8. Quick-Disconnect Coupling Inspection Values
2-6. Handling and Storage of Fuels. Receipt, storage, and marking practices are described in the following
paragraphs. Safety precautions are listed in table 2-10.
Receipt. Upon receiving packaged items at the class III supply point, inspect the containers for damage or leaks,
improper or illegible markings, or any other evidence of incorrect packaging. When any damaged containers are found,
issue the fuel or pour it into another undamaged container Immediately. Don't send them back to the supplier. If the
contents of a container can be positively identified but its markings are not clear, set the container aside and remark it. If
the contents cannot be identified, take a sample and submit it to the petroleum laboratory. Copy on the sample tag, as
shown in figure 2-22, all legible markings on the container. Before receiving large quantities of packaged items,
advance copies of orders on documents at the class III supply point will be received. This helps plan for the receipt of
the items. Use DD Form 1348-1 to verify the receipt of packaged products at the supply point. Follow the tally-in steps
in AR 725-50 when using DD Form 1348-1.
b. Storage Practices. Rotate the stock and issue the o;Ild3st product first. Follow the first-in, first-out rule. Use,
stock cards to identify dates of pack and issue priority. Keep a running inventory of all products on hand at the storage
area and all issued. Keep complete rf3corcjs of all products that enter and leave the area. Store packaged petroleum
products and fuels in sections by product date and batch number. Store under cover on dunnage or pallets if possible.
Protect with tarpaulins or waterproof coverings. Don't store them in a building unless the building has adequate
dispersion and ventilation. Always store empty, used fuel containers outdoors. If there are empty containers that are;
near or reconditioned, store them indoors whenever possible. Collect all petroleum waste products in 55-gallon drums
and store them away from other stocks. Issue the oldest batch first unless laboratory analysis indicates that an earlier
issue is necessary.
Lubricating greases are usually packaged in drums, cylindrical cans, or pails.
Packaged fuels usually come in 5-gallon cans, 55-gallon drums, and 500-
gallon collapsible drums.
Marking. Cans and drums need to be marked for quick identification of contents. The markings used at class III
supply points should be standardized by nomenclature and location.
Marking containers in the field. Use the following procedures to mark cans and drums at class III supply
(a) Standard markings. The markings used on cans and drums are explained in the following
1 Nomenclature. Mark each container with either a standard nomenclature or a short nomenclature
identification. The short nomenclatures authorized for field use are listed below.