Capabilities, Limitations, and Dependencies. In order to better deploy, operate, and redeploy
FP, an understanding of its capabilities, limitations, and dependencies is helpful.
a. Capabilities. A QM FP Company can operate one through six modules. Each module
supports 550 soldiers/customers, plus the QM FP Company operator staff. When six modules are
employed with a QM FP Company 3,300 soldiers/customers can be supported plus the required operate
staff. When deployed, a QM FP Company and a single module can provide the following services and
facilities to the tenant unit:
(1) Climate-controlled billeting for 550 tenant personnel plus 44 billets for FP operators.
(2) Sanitary climate-controlled showers sufficient for 10-minute showers per person/per day.
(3) Four climate-controlled latrines with six toilets and one three-person urinal each.
(4) Food services that include three cook-prepared meals daily (1,650 meals per day).
(5) Laundry services capable of laundering 200 pounds per hour.
(6) MWR, medical, chaplain, and administrative support facilities and equipment.
b. Limitations. Due to the time, dollars, material, and personnel required for deployment, site
preparation, and construction, deployment of FP should be a well thought-out, deliberate decision. The
following limitations should be considered:
(1) Size. A single FP module will require 10 acres of land and extensive site preparation.
The module is packaged in 103 TRICONs, with five 20-foot ISO containers, 27 skid-mounted
generators, and assorted other self-storing items. The set-up time for one module is about 10 to 12 days
using 50 people. A sample shipping configuration can be found in Appendix B of FM 42-424.
(2) Mobility. Because of its size and land requirements, the FP system is not redeployable in
the theater. Once set up, it cannot be relocated. Redeployment of the FP module will return it to
CONUS for refurbishment.
(3) Defensibility. The QM FP Company is only equipped to defend against a Level I threat.