This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Rapidly Installed Fluid Transfer System (RIFTS)
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published April 11, 2005 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
Fossil fuels will continue to be the primary propulsion fuel for military aircraft, vehicles, and ground equipment for the foreseeable future. Water is the critical fuel to sustain the ultimate weapon, our soldiers. Distributing large quantities of bulk fuel and water required on the battlefield in the 21st century will require rapid deployment, installation, and recovery capabilities not inherent in existing petroleum and water distribution equipment. The Rapidly Installed Fluid Transfer System (RIFTS) will be designed to minimize strategic transport assets to deliver it to the theater of operation, will require fewer assets to deploy, will be easily recovered for redeployment, and will have an expected minimum service life of 15-25 years.
CitationLi, R., "Rapidly Installed Fluid Transfer System (RIFTS)," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-0593, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-0593.
- TRADOC approved Operational Requirement Documents, August 2000
- MS A Change 1, Implementation of Evolutionary Incremental Acquisition Program, June, 2004
- FM 10-67-1, Chapter 7, April, 1998
- Information Paper, Inland Petroleum Distribution System (IPDS) Shortfalls based on Initial Lessons Learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), October, 2003
- An Assessment of the Rapidly Installed Fluid Transfer System (RIFTS), Radian Inc., January, 2004
- Conduit Automation and Leak Location System (CALLS) Phase II Summary and Recommendations Report for Rapidly Installed Fuel Transfer System (RIFTS), SwRI project 09-04939, November, 2002