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Tactical Petroleum Laboratory, Medium (TPLM)
Primary function: Monitor critical physical and chemical characteristics of aviation and ground fuels.
Manufacturer: Lexington-Bluegrass Army Depot (GOCO)
Length: 20 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Height: 8 ft.
Weight: 9.960 lbs.
Introduction date: FY 96 (Initial Operating Capability)
Unit Replacement Cost:
Mission: The Tactical Petroleum Laboratory, Medium (TPLM) has been designed to provide an organic quality control capability for bulk fuel operations in the field. It will provide the capability to test suspect deliveries for acceptability and suitability, and will permit captured fuels to be tested for suitability as well.
Features: The TPLM provides the essential testing components integrated into a standard USMC 8'x8'x20', International Standard Organization shelter to monitor the critical physical and chemical characteristics of aviation and ground fuels. JP-4, JP-5, JP-8, Diesel and their commercial grade equivalents can be tested for composition and quality against minimum standards as specified in MIL-HDBK-200, Quality Surveillance Handbook for Fuels, Lubricants, and Related Products.
Inventory: Acquisition objective is 14 systems.
Background: There is a requirement for a Tactical Fuel System to support Marine Air/Ground Task Forces and Marine Expeditionary Forces in receiving, dispensing and testing Class III (A) and III (W) fuel products.
Date last modified: 12/15/95
Modified on June 17, 1999