Set petroleum laboratory up and conduct operational checks (to include Set-up, Power-up and Shut-down
procedures) IAW Chapter 2 of TM 10-6640-215-13, when operators are available and power can be safely
provided to the van body. Ensure that any damage or discrepancies are reported IAW AR 735-11 and AR 735-
Site Selection and Movement Criteria during Pre-Deployment
Select an appropriate site.
Select a site that has ample space for maneuvering the laboratory and all support equipment.
Avoid ground that is excessively sloped; excessive sloping could hamper leveling of the laboratory.
Verify that the site is firm, has well-drained terrain, and is relatively free of surface rocks and large
At least 500 feet away from other areas of operation and not uphill or upstream from other facilities which
might be in the path of escaping fuel or vapor.
Not adjacent to low areas where dangerous vapors might collect.
Near a stream or pond (minimum of 500 ft for environmental reasons) or an established water facility.
This provides an outside water source for the petroleum laboratory water system.
Easy access to road nets. At least one road should run in the vicinity of the petroleum laboratory.
Utilize GPS to coordinate movement to selected site IAW TM 11-5825-291-13 (Operations and
Maintenance Manual for Satellite Signals).
- Perform set-up on the E-A.
- Initialize E-PLGR.
- Obtain a position.
- Enter a waypoint.
- Navigate to a waypoint.
Verifying that the Mobile Laboratory has been Packed and Secured IAW TM 10-6640-
Chemical/hazardous waste storage.
Loose test/support equipment and supplies.
Drain and clean laboratory equipment.
Manometer, recording pressure gage, and barometer are properly secured.
All gas systems/bottles turned off and properly secured.
Ovens and burn out furnace are clean and desiccant is removed from desiccating cabinets and stored.
Analytical balance is covered and secured to vibration mount.
Shipping straps and brackets are used where required and retaining screws are tight.
Contents of cabinets are properly stored for movement.
Gas alarm tested.
All AC MAIN POWER PANEL circuit breakers set to OFF, except A1CB1, A1CB2, A1CB9, A1CB11, and
Mechanical Room POWER PANEL Number 2 circuit breakers set to OFF except for A15CB10.
Water tank, steam generator, high pressure boiler, and air system moisture trap are all drained.
POWER PANEL Number 2 circuit breaker A15CB10 set to OFF.
Eight overpack boxes have been secured in the laboratory compartment with tie-down straps IAW the
MAIN POWER PANEL circuit breakers A1CB1, A1CB2, A1CB11, and A1CB13 set to OFF.
EMERGENCY LIGHT switches S17 and S18 set to OFF.
Mechanical room, laboratory compartment access, and rear access doors are closed and locked.
External power at generator Set is OFF.
Main power cable is removed from petroleum laboratory connector and generator set connector,
cleaned, and stored in roadside storage box. Ensure protective covers are installed on all electrical
Grounding Cable is removed from grounding lug in power input panel.