2-10. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS ON DECALS AND INSTRUCTION PLATES. Because the FSSP is basically a set
of separate items assembled for a special purpose, the system itself does not have any information plates. Certain
components of the system, however, do have individual information plates. Refer to the applicable technical manual for
the following system components that do have information plates.
a. Pumping Assembly.
b. Tank Assemblies.
c. Filter/Separator Assemblies.
Section IV. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
2-11. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL WEATHER. The FSSP is designed to operate normally within a wide range of
climatic conditions. However, some extreme conditions require special operating and servicing procedures to prevent
undue loading and excessive wear on the equipment. These unusual conditions and the special steps to be performed are
listed in the following paragraphs.
a. Operation In Extreme Heat. When operating the FSSP in temperatures of 125°F (52°C) or higher, extra care
should be taken to minimize the possibility of fuel fire and explosion. Some of the precautions that may be taken are:
(1) Be sure that all fittings and hose connections are tight and do not leak fuel. Fuel can ignite and cause serious
injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
(2) When spills and drips do occur, they must be cleaned up immediately to prevent accumulation of explosive
fumes from the evaporating fuel.
(3) Special hot weather procedures must be followed for operation of the pump assemblies and the
filter/separators which are part of this FSSP. Refer to the applicable technical maintenance manual for the procedures to
follow when operating these items in extremely hot temperatures.
b. Operation In Extreme Cold. When operating the FSSP in temperatures down to -50°F (-45°C), extra care should
be taken to minimize possible injury to personnel and damage to equipment. Special cold weather procedures must be
followed for operation of the pump assembly and the filter/separators which are part of this FSSP. Refer to the applicable
technical maintenance manual for the procedures to follow when operating these items in extremely cold temperatures.
Most fuels evaporate very quickly and can quickly lower the temperature of
exposed skin until there is a great danger of frost bite. Prevent leakage of fuel onto
bare skin of personnel. Remove any fuel form exposed skin as soon as possible.