These conditions will dictate a variety of modifications to FP layout and equipment. They are listed as
a. Wet weather. Extended periods of rain may cause TEMPERs to sag and guy ropes and
stakes to loosen. In addition, wet conditions can cause grounding rods for electrical systems to become
hazardous to personnel. Routine inspections must be increased to prevent electrical shocks to personnel.
b. Cold weather. The FP module is not intended for extended use in cold weather. Brief drops
in the temperatures are tolerable. However, continuous periods of cold weather will require the cold
weather kit. If FP operations are in temperature below 32€F, this kit should be requisitioned with the
c. Extreme heat. To prevent the effects of heat on equipment (for example, ECUs, fuel, and
water supplies) empty TRICONs can be use to protect equipment from the sun. To protect and reduce
the solar heating of water and fuel tanks, use solar shades or tentage when possible.
d. High elevation. Fuel and air mixture in some internal combustion engines may need to be
adjusted when operating at high elevation. TMs should be checked to determine adjustment procedures.
Support Operations Section. The support operations section advises the commander in supply,
maintenance, and field services. This section is also responsible for coordinating and managing
contracting and engineering support operations. Table 1-8 shows support operation personnel and their
Table 1-8. Support Operations Section Duties