truck, or a semitrailer.
The drums weigh approximately 4,500 pounds full
and 300 pounds empty and are shaped like the 250-gallon drum.
The FAWPSS is operated by a 125-GPM centrifugal pump. Six 500-gallon water
storage and dispensing drums are attached and replaced, two at a time.
Quick-disconnect couplings connect the drums to the system.
provide water by the suction of the pump through hoses, valves, and
connecting assemblies to four distribution nozzles where the water is
discharged. The need for six drums is based on two drums being filled while
two are being transported and two are being used with the system.
Make sure all soldiers under your supervision know and understand their
environmental awareness considerations as discussed with the SMFT.
Make sure all soldiers under your supervision know, understand, and follow
the performance measures in tasks 101-540-1056 and 101-540-1051 found in STP
10-77W14-SM-TG when operating the 125-GPM pump and FAWPSS.
Your section has been tasked to provide water support to an isolated combat
unit that requires aerial delivery of water. Your supervisor provided you
with the location of the unit and the daily water requirements. Today will
be the first day you make delivery using the FAWPSS. You have coordinated
with your supervisor for aerial support.
1. Before your soldiers fill or transport the FAWPSS to the forward area,
ensure that all components for one entire FAWPSS are at hand.
component of the FAWPSS has been labeled with a part number, identification
number, or specification number. All components, with their quantities, are
identified on the TM component list.
The only action required of your
soldiers for assembly of the FAWPSS is the unpacking and positioning of the
equipment and the attachment of quick-disconnect assemblies. It will not be
necessary for them to use wrenches, screwdrivers, or other tools.
several instances, components are attached to one another at the factory.
You note that some system components, while having similar names and a like
appearance, are actually different.
For instance, the various discharge
water hose assemblies differ from each other. Be careful during setup and
assembly to avoid interchanging these and other similar items. This would
be a good time to have your soldiers perform before-operation PMCS.
2. Assign two soldiers to fill the FAWPSS's 500-gallon water drums.
two methods of filling the drums are directly from the PWS/DS or by using
the 125-GPM pump that comes with the