National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Container – Fuel/Oil, 2 Compartment, with CARB* Compliant Nozzles

NFES Number: 
Fuel Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for fuel or oil in container.  If any, dispose of fuel and oil properly.
  2. Inspect for leaks or separation along seams.  Dispose of container if any are present.
  3. Inspect inside of container for any foreign matter that cannot be removed or identified.  Dispose of container if this has occurred
  4. Inspect container for proper fuel geyser labeling.
  5. Inspect all threads, moving parts, locking mechanism, auto-shut valve or spring mechanism on both (2) nozzles for serviceability.  If nozzle does not spring to closed position when not pouring, dispose of.
  6. Certain nozzles are supplied with a dust cap.  The dust cap does not have to be present for the container to be “ready for issue”.  Ensure there is a gasket present on the lip of the nozzle and it is not damaged.  The gasket and auto-shut valve in the nozzle actually seals the container.
  7. Return to stock if item does not show any signs of use and passes visual inspection.
  8. Refurbish if item has been used and/or damage is repairable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Drain all existing fuel or oil.
  2. Wash container inside and out with mild detergent with brush/scouring pad or power wash.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Use rag and air hose or other means to dry the container interior.
  5. Turn upside down with lids off or open and let air dry.

B. Repair

  1. Replace nozzle gaskets if stiff, damaged or missing.
  2. Assemble both nozzles to unit to ensure nozzle-collar threads fit.
  3. Replace nozzles as needed with nozzles that automatically spring to closed position (CARB compliant style).
  4. Replace fuel geyser label if missing.  Best adhesion is occurring by wiping the plastic surface with isopropyl alcohol drying completely before placing the sticker.  Light use of a heat gun accompanied by firm rubbing of the sticker improves adhesion.

C. Testing for Performance

  • none

D. Repackaging

  • Local cache option.
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