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RP1300: Aviation Fueling Systems (2020 Edition)

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The PEI Aviation Fueling Committee developed Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling Systems, PEI/RP1300.

The document is a response to requests from fixed base operators, equipment manufacturers and service and repair contractors for a single authoritative source of information for the design, installation, service, repair and maintenance of aviation fueling systems. 

The intent of the document is to provide recommendations that will: promote the proper design, construction and safe operation of fueling systems; minimize the possibility of fueling system failure; avoid practices that will unnecessarily increase installation costs; and minimize environmental impacts and hazards.

The recommended practices in the publication are limited to those relating to design, installation, service, repair and maintenance of aircraft fueling systems located at aviation fuel provider facilities. It does not cover the design or operation of hydrant systems or ground equipment fueling systems for fuel distribution.

Updates in 2020 include:

● A new paragraph addressing reclaim tanks (sometimes referred to as recovery tanks), which allow for the removal of dirt and/or water prior to returning fuel to a storage tank.
● A new warning about consulting with filter manufacturers prior to using monitor vessels or replacing elements.
● Revisions to Section 6.6 on controlling static electricity when filling refueling tank trucks/vehicles or storage tanks.
● A discussion of secondary refueler high level shut-offs, which halt rack loading operations when a refueler sensor indicates failure of the primary system.

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