Fuels that DGCI Often Provides
Listed below is a brief description of some of the fuel types that DGCI provides –- reliably, at a competitive price, and in complete conformance with industry specifications, Quality standards and mission requirements.
F18 is a low lead aviation gasoline in limited use by certain NATO nations. It is also known as AVGAS 100LL.
Military Specification JP4 and NATO Fuel Code F40 are the same specification. They are the military equivalent of Jet B with the addition of corrosion inhibitor and anti-icing additives. JP-4 meets the requirements of the U.S. Military Specification MIL-PRF-5624S Grade JP-4. The UK Military specification for this grade is DEF STAN 91-88 AVTAG/FSII(formerly DERD 2454) where FSII stands for Fuel Systems Icing Inhibitor.
US Military Specification JP8 and NATO Fuel Code F34 are the same specification. They are the military equivalent of Jet A-1 with the addition of corrosion inhibitor and anti-icing additives. JP-8 meets the requirements of the U.S. Military Specification MIL-T-83188D. It is the dominant military jet fuel grade for NATO airforces. The UK also has a specification for this grade –DEF STAN91-87 AVTUR/FSII(formerly DERD 2453).
F35 is a military kerosene type aviation turbine fuel equivalent to that used by most civil operators of gas turbine engine aircraft. It is also known as JET A-1 or AVTUR. Therefore, F-34 = F-35 + Additives.
US Military Specification JP5 and NATO Fuel Code F44 are the same specification. JP-5 is a high flash point kerosene meeting the requirements of the U.S. Military Specification MIL-PRF-5624S Grade JP-5. The UK Military specification for this grade is DEF STAN 91-86 AVCAT/FSII(formerly DERD 2452). This jet fuel is primarily intended for use in aircraft carriers.
JPTS stands for Jet Propellant Thermally Stable. It is a high thermal stability, high altitude fuel that is specifically designed for United States high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. It is a specialty fuel that is produced by only two oil refineries in the United States. JPTS has a flash point of 43 C (110 F) and a freezing point of -53 C or -64F. Its flammability limits are 1% and 6%. JPTS has an appearance of a water-white clear liquid with specific gravity of 0.816. It is insoluble in water. It is composed of a complex mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons.
US Military Specification DF2 and NATO Fuel Code F54 are the same specification. It is a military fuel used in compression ignition engines in NATO Europe areas outside Denmark, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. It has a Pour Point specification of 18oC maximum.
F76 is a naval fuel used in compression ignition engines and in naval gas turbines and ships' boilers for steam raising. It is also known as FUEL, NAVAL DISTILLATE, low pour point.
Petroleum Oil Lubricant Purchases
In support of the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, DGCI procured and distributed the fuels, oils, and lubricants needed to maintain warfighting equipment.Our services included procurement; shipping products to Dubai warehousing; re-organization and re-packaging; air freight, customs clearance; and intra-FOB transport in Afghanistan. Because it was necessary to procure these products from many different countries, DGCI drew heavily on its well-developed global supply chain networks and robust vendor management experience. While most of our products were sourced from US and UK corporations (including Shell and Exxon Mobil), we expanded our supply chain base as necessary to meet the unique needs of equipment used in Afghanistan (some of which is Russian-made.) To ensure accountability for critical products and equipment, DGCI installed the Mobility Inventory, Control Accountability System (MICAS) off-the-shelf software. We also used daily briefings and SITREP reports to ensure that goods were delivered on time.
Exceptional Client Communications
DGCI knows that frequent and effective client communications are vital to successful business relationships. Therefore, when our first management team deployed to Kabul, DGCI immediately began organizing and implementing a tailored client communication plan. Akey component of this plan was establishing a direct line of communications with DLA Energy and all of the Forward Operating Bases to be serviced. This would help ensure that the FOB requirements could be met without delay. All relevant parties were provided with the contract particulars, and informed that managers would be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address issues and requests.These open lines of communication have been instrumental in resolving significant problems at the Forward Operating Bases. For example, DGCI was once contacted by an FOB that urgently needed a fuel delivery to execute an operation. This “heads up” allowed us to begin working the issue while the FOB Fuel Manager forwarded the request through channels to DLA Energy. DGCI was thus able to start loading as soon as we received authorization from DLA. We estimate that we were able to deliver the fuel 8 hours faster than if our first notification had come from DLA. It’s also important to note that heads up warnings can be critical due to scheduling constraints. Transportation of fuel to Forward Operating Bases is subject to Afghanistan National Police rules that can allow trucks to travel only at set times of the day or night. To ensure that DGCI can make urgent deliveries in the shortest possible time frame, we need “heads up” warnings as soon as possible. DGCI also uses client communication lines to ensure that we can meet requirements such as specific delivery times dictated by FOB security personnel or truck size limitations. (40 foot trucks may not be permitted at some FOBs). Due to operational circumstances, these access requirements have changed with very little notice. However, because we communicated efficiently and effectively with the client, we were still able to deliver on time.
Mission Critical Transportation
On a multi-year contract, known as National Afghanistan Trucking 2, DGCI provided mission-critical transportation and asset management support for bulk fuels, dry cargo, and heavy cargo assets across Afghanistan. DGCI provided all management, personnel, supervision, supplies, equipment, and organic transportation required to make FOB deliveries. From our central point of operation, DGCI directed the consolidation and flow of equipment, cost effectively configured all computer systems, prepared equipment for the harsh operating environment, installed air filters to prevent dust contamination, trained support personnel, and shipped equipment. The transportation assets used included flatbed trucks, reefer trucks, lowboys, cranes, container stackers, and forklifts. To manage subcontractors, DGCI used AES-256 encrypted cloud computing architecture that worked on a point-to-point system and met the requirements of NIST Special Publication 800-146 Cloud Computing Synopsis and SANS Top 20 Critical Controls. Furthermore, we developed a highly effective system to ensure end-to-end mobilization and deployment tracking as personnel were transferred throughout the Afghanistan AOR.
Forward Deployed Fuel Farms
As part of our support to Operation Inherent Resolve forces, DGCI has established forward deployed fuel storage assets across Iraq. These massive fuel bladders provide expeditionary and remote storage capabilities that are hundreds of miles away from traditional commercial fuel storage sites. In partnership with the Iraqi Air Force, DGCI has built out military grade bulk fuel farm facilities. These facilities include storage for more than 2 million gallons of JP8 fuel; additive injection capability; life support; fuel testing and quality assurance support; truck yards and maintenance bays; and operation control rooms. These facilities are co-located with Iraqi and US military sites; this helps to reduce the supply chain risks associated with border closings, road closings, and refinery constraints.
Support to Peshmerga
In late 2015, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept across Northern Iraq –- and local Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were the last line of defense for millions of Iraqi citizens. Working with our counterparts and coalition partners, DGCI helped develop a supply chain system to support the Kurdish Peshmerga. Central to this chain was a reliable energy plan that ensured fighting units had the high-quality fuels needed for use in military grade equipment. Our transport plans, asset allocations, and delivery methods were heavily impacted by the humanitarian crisis and influx of refugees from Mosul. Despite the adverse and highly unstable environment, DGCI ensured that even small outposts and humanitarian camps received the energy support they needed.
Vital Components of Warehousing
DGCI carefully tailors staffing requirements to meet clients’ diverse –and often rapidly evolving –warehousing and inventory management needs. The labor mix is impacted by many factors, including:
- The presence or absence of unions.
- Ebbs and flows of contractual requirements, including stand up, surge periods, and ramp downs.
- The physical location of the warehouse.
- Specific needs or wishes of our clients, based on their mission requirements.
DGCI places a strong emphasis on the development and nurturance of human capital–and places a special focus on job training, personal development, safety, and workforce productivity.
The management of information systems is a core DGCI strength. Within the organization, we have a program management office that is dedicated to procurement and logistics applications. This group is in frequent contact with our clients and has established a long track record of successful war fighter support. As part of our ERP services, we have:
Material Handling Equipment
- Established interfaces with military requirements and ERP systems
- Managed distribution and supply chain requirements
- Provided yard and inventory management services
DGCI provides all required equipment, training, maintenance and more. Our MHE services include:
- Fleet evaluation and maintenance
- MHE operation and training
- Lifecycle asset management
When the contract calls for the segregation of cargo, DGCI provides a caged security are. Our Facility Security Officer ensures that sensitive or dangerous goods are handled properly. Our warehouses are equipped with 24/7 security measures, including real time video/audio monitoring.