2-33. PURIFICATION OF NBC CONTAMINATED SOURCE. A water source may be contaminated by sabotage, disaster, or warfare.
Contaminants can be N (nuclear), B (biological) or C (chemical) agents. The ROWPU can purify NBC contaminated water to safe
drinking standards. Refer to paragraph 1-9.
When deployed on an NBC decontamination mission, a Toxilogical Agent Protective (TAP)
outfit or appropriate MOPP level protective gear, as approved by the supervisor, must be
Assembly and Preparation for Use (Figure 2-72). Follow normal procedures given by paragraph 2-14 and connect the NBC
filter as follows:
Figure 2-72. NBC Filter Set-Up
Open vent valve (1).
Remove damps (2) and product water fitting (3).
Connect the short NBC jumper hose (4) to the upstream product connection (6). Attach remaining end to the upper filter
inlet (5). Secure with clamps (2) and gaskets.
Connect the longer NBC jumper hose (7) from the down stream product connection (9). Attach remaining end to the
lower filter outlet (8). Secure with clamps (2) and gaskets.
Initial Setup, Checks and Self Tests.
To avoid exposure to NBC contamination, NBC media must be replaced at every 100 hours
of operation. If operating in an NBC environment and ROWPU is shut down before 100
hours of operation, replace NBC media.
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