f. While the tank is being filled, have the cover (float side down)
placed into position on top of the tank. Have the supply line turned off
and removed when the tank is full. When placing the cover over the top of
the filled tank, ensure soldiers align the 10 handles around the edge of the
cover with the 10 handle-toggles around the tank.
Loop the cover handles
over the handle-toggles, pull the handle-toggles down over the handles, and
tuck the ends under the rope to secure the cover into position.
protects the product water from incidental or deliberate contamination.
g. No initial adjustments are required for the water tank. You should
check the tank collar and cover float for adequate inflation daily. Adjust
air pressure as required remembering not to overinflate (0.5 psi maximum).
Conduct during-operation PMCS as required.
3. Water can be issued from the tank from either the filler or the
discharge port. This can be done by having your soldiers remove the dust
cap or plug from the gate valve and connect a 2-inch line that goes to
either a nozzle or a distribution pump, or a 125-GPM diesel or a 65-GPM
electric distribution pump. Remember, if you are using a pump, you must use
a hard-walled, 2-inch hose connection from the tank to the pump.
4. To prepare for moving the tank, have all remaining water drained from
the tank by opening either the filler or the discharge port. Next, perform
Have the 10 handles around the edge of the cover
disconnected from the 10 handle-toggles.
Then have the cover removed and
deflate the float and the tank collar. When the tank is being taken out of
service, make sure that the inflation valves remain open. The tank collar
and cover float may be damaged if the valves are closed during movement or
Have the outside of the tank and cover cleaned with a mild
detergent/water solution and rinsed thoroughly with clean water. Allow the
cover and outside of the tank to dry thoroughly.
Using the inside lift
handles, have your soldiers suspend the tank, inside out. Do not allow them
to lift or move the tank with the lift handles if there is any standing
water remaining in the bottom of the tank.
Damage to the handles and/or
tank fabric may occur. If needed, have the inside of the tank cleaned with
a mild detergent/water solution and rinsed thoroughly with clean water.
Keep the tank suspended until dry.
5. Before folding, make sure the tank is completely dry. Water will cause
mildew, decreasing the life of the tank. Brush off any stones, grass, or
other debris that may accumulate on the tank. Lay the tank out flat on the
ground, with the tank collar up.
Grasp one side of the tank (not with a
filler/discharge port), and fold inward, toward the center.