Product Manager Petroleum and Water Systems

MISSION:

Provide the Warfighters with the most advanced Fuel and Water technology in today’s inventory. Ensuring technology insertion throughout the system’s life-cycle, while providing reliability, supportability, and sustainability across the entire spectrum of the battlefield.

VISION:

To become the leading edge for utilizing an all-sources approach to identifying new technology in commercial industry, academia and other government agencies within the fuel and water community. Improve systems integration and logistics life-cycle management for legacy, current, and future systems. Develop the workforce through both professional and personal growth.

FOCUS:

Make the Warfighters the center focus of everything we stand for and do. Provide systems, support and sustainment to the current and future fights; allowing the Warfighters the flexibility to win battles.


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“The World’s Ultimate Weapon Runs on Water, Everything Else Runs on Fuel”

The Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced (PQAS-E) is a fully-integrated fuel laboratory installed in an environmentally controlled ISO shelter, mounted on a XCK2000E1 trailer with support equipment, supplies and a tent. The PQAS-E is a complete petroleum laboratory capable of B-2 level testing on kerosene-based and diesel fuels. System software provides an information database/expert system for the technician to consult in interpreting test results and in making recommendations for the disposition of fuels. Data acquisition equipment includes a modem that allows the PQAS-E to quickly transmit test results to the requiring customers. The tent structure serves as a customer service area where samples can be received, logged and stored prior to processing.

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The Modular Fuel System (MFS) is a key enabler for petroleum distribution operations in the Modular Force Brigade Combat Teams and Support Brigades and was developed specifically for use with the Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT)-Load Handling System (LHS). The MFS capitalizes on PLS/LHS enhanced mobility, speed of download and multi-commodity capabilities. The flexibility of the MFS, which includes fourteen ISO Certified 2500 gallon capacity Tankrack Modules (TRM) and two 600 gallon per minute Pumprack Modules (PRM), allows for multiple modes of operation to distribute fuel.  The MFS is a rapidly deployable and recoverable fuel storage/distribution system able to receive, store and issue fuels on the battlefield. The system has a 35,000-gallon capacity. The system can be manifolded and placed into operation in one hour or less using four trained 92F personnel. It can also be disassembled and packed for transport in one hour or less. Each TRM has onboard storage compartments for hoses, nozzles, fire extinguishers and grounding rods. Each PRM has a diesel-engine-driven centrifugal pump, filter separator, sufficient hoses, refueling nozzles, valves, fittings and an auxiliary pump for gravity discharge operations, and fittings to establish eight retail and/or bulk dispensing points (total of 16 points per system). The TRM can also be used in conjunction with the HEMTT Tanker.  This configuration enables brigades to carry and distribute their required fuel supply while minimizing personnel and prime movers.  The system can also be fitted with a fuel additive injector. The Army does not have any legacy storage/distribution system that can compare to the increased mobility, capability, compatibility, maintainability, sustainability and performance of the MFS. 

The Fuel System Supply Point (FSSP) consists of fabric storage tanks of various sizes, pumps, filter separators, fittings and hoses. The systems are containerized in ISO-compatible modules. The FSSP is the primary system for receiving, storing and issuing fuel within a theater of operation. The system configuration can be tailored to situational requirements. The FSSP has the flexibility to provide storage and delivery of fuel for a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of gallons. It is capable of rapid emplacement and recovery and can be transported to the operational site by a wide variety of transportation assets.

The Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refueling System (AAFARS) is an operationally responsive advancement in rapid delivery of fuel to aviation units. The AAFARS is capable of deploying and initiating operations in 20 minutes or less using a four person team. The AAFARS provides the advantages of rapid deployment and agility as it is internally transportable by one UH-60 aircraft and can be air-emplaced. The AAFARS enables forces to rapidly refuel in forward areas allowing them to remain in the area longer for mission completion and transition to the next engagement. The AAFARS supports a variety of missions when the ability to supply fuel by ground transport is not possible or when the urgency of the situation requires the rapid establishment of a forward refueling capability.

The Lightweight Water Purifier (LWP) is a complete water purification system that consists of feed water pump, hoses, ROWPU elements, pre-filter, high-pressure pump, 3-kilowatt tactical quiet generator, 1,000-gallon water storage and distribution system, and control panel. It purifies up to 125 gallons per hour from a freshwater source and 75 gallons per hour from saltwater and NBC-contaminated sources. The LWP consists of nine modules that can each be lifted by four people and will normally be transported in a two-soldier cargo Humvee. The LWP can be transported by UH-60 helicopter or C-130 fixed-wing aircraft. The LWP provides potable water for a wide range of military operations and is deployed with small units, special operations forces and for use in temporary medical facilities.

The Forward Area Water Point Supply System (FAWPSS) is a portable, self-contained, potable water storage and distribution system. Its 3,000-gallon capacity can support personnel in forward areas of the battlefield, in arid regions, or other environments where potable water is needed.

The Load Handling System Compatible, Water Tank Rack (Hippo) represents the latest technology in bulk water distribution systems. The system is a mobile hard wall system providing potable water to theater and brigade units. The Hippo consists of a 2,000-gallon water tank rack with pump, filling stand, and a 70-foot hose reel with bulk suction and discharge hoses. It is fully functional mounted or dismounted and is transportable when full, partially full or empty. The Hippo prevents water from freezing at minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit and is compatible with the HEMTT-LHS and the PLS truck and trailer. The Hippo replaces the Semi-trailer Mounted Fabric Tank (SMFT). It provides the Army with the capability to receive, store and distribute potable water for cooking, drinking, showers and cleaning purposes.

The Unit Water Pod System (Camel II) system consists of an 800- to 900-gallon storage capacity tank, heater unit, government-furnished M1095 medium tactical vehicle (MTV) trailer, and contractor-developed components mounted to or carried by the trailer. Under the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) concept, the Camel will provide a maneuvering company operating in a temperate environment more than two days of supply of water at a minimum sustaining consumption rate. The Camel is the unit’s primary water distribution system and will be used by units at all echelons throughout the battlefield, replacing the M107, M149 and M1112 series 400-gallon water trailers (Water Buffalo).

The Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) is a next generation water purification system. The system is capable of supplying 1500 gallons per hour (GPH) of potable water in support of ground, amphibious, airmobile and airborne operations. The TWPS can provide water for civilian agencies during disaster relief, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. The TWPS has a state-of-the-art micro-filtration system that purifies water from any source including fresh water, sea water, brackish water and water contaminated with Nuclear, Biological or Chemical (NBC) agents. The TWPS is capable of multiple operational deployment modes, including skid, truck and Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) Load Handling System (LHS).

In addition to providing war fighting capability, PM PAWS provides systems support for peacekeeping missions, natural and man-made disaster relief and humanitarian missions throughout the world.