National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Container – 1 Liter, Fuel, Aluminum, Red Finish

NFES Number: 
Fuel Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for fuel in bottle and dispose of fuel properly.
  2. Inspect outside of bottle for excessive dents, cracks, or evidence of fuel leakage, dispose of bottle if any are present.
  3. Inspect inside of bottle for any foreign matter that cannot be removed. Dispose of bottle if this has occurred.
  4. Inspect cap and bottle for any thread damage. Replace cap if necessary.
  5. Inspect O-ring for damage or wear, replace if necessary.
  6. Inspect for fill to here line, without it dispose of bottle.
  7. Fuel bottles shall be of one-piece construction, containers that have threaded inserts crimped into the top shall be disposed of.
  8. Return to stock if item does not show any signs of use and passes visual inspection.
  9. Refurbish if item has been used and/or damage is repairable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Fill with water and put cap on, invert to see if it leaks.
  2. Wash bottle inside and out with mild detergent or power wash.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Turn upside down with cap off and let air dry.

B. Repair

  1. Replace O-ring if necessary.
  2. Replace cap if necessary.
  3. Ensure fuel geyser warning label is present and legible. Reference cache memo 17-2 below.

C. Testing for Performance

  • If O-ring or cap is replaced re-check for leaks.

D. Repackaging

  • Local cache option.


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