For successful deployment of the mobile petroleum laboratory, it is critical to select an appropriate site, verify
PMCS, ensure that the laboratory has been packed and secured, and develop a Mobile Laboratory SOP.
These tasks will allow the operation to run smoothly and efficiently.
PART A - DEPLOYMENT/RE-DEPLOYMENT OF THE MOBILE PETROLEUM
The movement of the mobile laboratory (Fig. 7-1) requires numerous documents and coordinated procedures
to ensure a smooth, safe, and organized operation.
Mode of transportation. The first step in planning the deployment or movement of the Mobile
Laboratory is to determine the most mission effective form of transportation.
Air (Military or commercial aircraft).
- Base Laboratory C-130.
- Mobile Laboratory C-141 or C-5A.
- Airmobile Laboratory C-130.
Documentation. Procedures for shipping hazardous materials (part of Petroleum Laboratories) by
military aircraft, are provided in TM 38-250. Other forms/documentation are as follows:
DD Form 1387-2 (Special Handling Data/Certification).
Air Shipping Papers.
Waivers. Waivers are used during tactical or contingency operations. An example of an Air Force waiver
can be found in FM 10-67-2.
Request for Shipment by Military Aircraft, Headquarters (HQ) United States Air Force (USAF) or HQ
Department of the Army (DA).
- Reason for shipment.
- Reason other modes of transportation cannot be used.
- Date of movement.
- Type of aircraft required.
- Point of Contact at origin and destination.
Preparation of the Mobile Laboratory.
Equipment storage (TM 10-6640-215-13).
Equipment stripped and put in drawers.
Equipment drawers locked.
Equipment doors taped.
Electrical Systems (TM 10-6640-215-13).
All outlets checked.
All power switched to OFF position.
Main breaker in OFF position.
All lights/glass items taped.
Testing Apparatus and Equipment (TM 10-6640-215-13).
All baths drained and emptied.
Apparatus secured to designated location.
All references will be stored in the designated locations.
The slide doors of the reference area will be taped closed.