CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
SECTION I. GENERAL INFORMATION.
Type of Manual. Operator and Unit Maintenance Manual.
Model Number and Equipment Name. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit, referred to from now on in this manual as the
ROWPU. Two models are covered by this manual; Model WTA-060 as manufactured by Aqua-Chem., Inc., and Model
ROWPU-1 as manufactured by Keco Industries, Inc. When any portion of this manual refers to only one of these models, the
statement (MODEL WTA-060 ONLY) OR "(MODEL ROWPU-1 ONLY) " will be placed immediately after the applicable
sentence. If no reference is made to only one model, then that portion of the manual applies to both models.
Purpose of the Equipment. Purifies water from many different sources to make potable (drinkable) water. Can purify:
Dirty fresh water.
Brackish water (dirty and a little salty).
Sea water (very salty).
Fresh water containing nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) agents.
Special Limitations on Equipment
Operates in temperatures between -25F and 110F (-32C and 43C).
Winterization kit must be used if operating temperature is below 32F (0C).
RO elements may be ruined if they are allowed to freeze.
Temperatures of the source water cannot be greater than 110F (43C).
The amount of water produced depends on the temperature of water being purified.
Must be hauled by M818 or M932 tractors.
Side-to-side slope of the ROWPU cannot be more than 2 degrees, end-to-end slope cannot be greater than 5 degrees.
Greater slopes could cause unit to tip over.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will
be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRs). If your ROWPU needs improvement let us know.
Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us why a procedure is hard to perform. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality
Deficiency Report). Mail it directly to Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-LC-CIP-
WT, Rock Island, IL 61299-7630. We'll send a reply.
WARRANTY INFORMATION. Refer to TB 10-4610-232-24 for the warranty on Model ROWPU-1. Report all defects in material
or workmanship to your supervisor.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE. Command decisions, according to tactical decision, will
decide when destruction of the ROWPU will take place. A destruction plan will be prepared by the using organization, unless one has
been prepared by higher authority. For general destruction procedures for this equipment, refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for
Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT. Refer to Chapter 4, Section VI of this manual for preparation for storage or
QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL. Refer to quality assurance/quality control specification MIL-9858A for quality
assurance/quality control information.
SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING. Always keep in mind the general CAUTIONS and WARNINGS, listed on the warning page
at the front of this manual and the specific CAUTIONS and WARNINGS given with procedures throughout this manual and as data
plates and decals on the ROWPU.
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