PART E DEVELOP A MOBILE PETROLEUM LABORATORY SOP
Deployment/Re-Deployment of the Mobile Petroleum Laboratory. The movement of the
mobile laboratory (Figure 2-2) 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 (Preparing Hazardous Materials For Military Air Shipments). 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 (Petroleum Laboratory and Testing Operations). Request for Shipment by
Military Aircraft, Headquarters (HQ) United States Air Force (USAF) or HQ Department of the Army
- 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 Operator's, Units, and Direct Support Maintenance Manual For
Petroleum Laboratory, Semi-Trailer Mounted).
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.
Other Laboratory pre-deployment requirements.
Weigh and center balance Mobile Laboratory.
Inventory all equipment, chemicals, and reagents.
Mobile Laboratory overpack.
Final preparation for tiedown.
Hazardous Materials Shipping and Safety Review.