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Chapter: Appendix K - FAA Flight Standards Fueling Inspection Procedures

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix K - FAA Flight Standards Fueling Inspection Procedures." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Overview of Airport Fueling Operations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22141.
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95 APPENDIX K FAA Flight Standards Fueling Inspection Procedures Excerpted from FAA Order 8900.1 Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) (retrieved Nov. 5, 2014, http://fsims.faa.gov/) B. REVIEW PROCEDURES A. Review the Operator’s Manual. Ensure that the manual indicates whether services will be performed by the operator or contracted out. (1) Review the operator’s manual to ensure that it defines the following: Lines of authority and responsibilities The operator’s training program The vendor’s training program, if applicable (2) Ensure that the manual contains procedures for the following: Inspection of incoming fuels Elimination of fuel contamination Use of dispensing equipment Refueling and defueling, by specific make and model of aircraft (3) Ensure that the manual includes procedures for record retention and ongoing inspections of the following: Fuel (millipore checks, etc.) Storage facilities and dispensing equipment Filters Safety equipment Training programs for servicing personnel Individual training records Vendors (in accordance with operator’s program) (4) If the manual is acceptable at this point, continue on to the facilities inspection. If the manual is unacceptable, return it to the operator for corrections and/or revisions. B. Inspect the Facility (1) Ensure that: Personnel training requirements are documented and current Training is conducted according to the manual curriculum Piping is marked and color coded to identify fuel type and grade Control/cutoff valves are clearly marked with instructions for emergency use, e.g., on/off (2) Ensure that the fuel farm/storage area provides for the following: Proper security (fenced and posted) Proper display of “Flammable” and “No Smoking” signs Markings to identify type/grade of fuel (3) Ensure that the equipment includes the following: A positive low point sump Adequate fire extinguishers (4) Ensure that fuel filters/filter separators contain, at a minimum, the following: An inlet strainer Inflow and outflow filter/separators sized to match maximum pump flow capacity Differential pressure check system Positive water defense system Sump drain with outlet located to facilitate capture of outflow Fuel sampling (millipore or equivalent) fittings downstream of all filters and filter/separators (5) Ensure that hoses, nozzles and outflow connectors are: Specifically designed and tested for delivery of aviation fuels Controlled by spring loaded, nonbypassable automatic (deadman) fuel flow cutoff valves Equipped with dust cap or other feature that will minimize contaminant introduction into fuel/system Equipped with nonbypassable 100 mesh nozzle/connector screens Color coded to identify fuel type (6) Ensure that electrical equipment, switches, and wiring are of a type or design approved for use in hazardous locations (explosion proof; e.g., free of exposed conductors, contacts, switches, connectors, motors, etc.). (7) Verify that grounding and bonding equipment ensures that piping, filters, tanks, and electrical components are electrically bonded together and interconnected to an adequate electrical ground. The system should have ground wires, bonding wires, and clamps adequate to facilitate prompt, definite electrical ground connection between fueler/pit/cabinet, grounding system, and aircraft being fueled. (8) Ensure that fuel tenders and fueling pits have the following: (a) Appropriate markings displayed; e.g., “DANGER,” “FLAMMABLE,” “NO SMOKING,” fuel grade, standard hazardous material placard, filter due dates, and emergency fuel shutoff (b) Appropriately placed fire extinguishers (c) Air filter/spark arrestor and a leak-free exhaust system terminating in a standard baffled original equipment type muffler, if equipped with internal combustion engine

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 63: Overview of Airport Fueling Operations explores airport fueling system operations at all sizes of airports. The report describes fueling standards and regulations, common operations and components, and serves as a reference for a number of fueling processes and procedures. On-airport fueling systems and components are the main focus of the report.

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