Element Puller (Assembled)
Element Puller Plate
Figure 3-3. R.O. Vessel Element Puller Assembly
If possible, remove elements in direction of flow. Because of obstruction by generator, Army users must
remove and install elements from trailer hitch end.
MC Model 0996108001 users should remove top and second-from-bottom elements from R.O. pump end
and install from chemical fed pump end. Remove the bottom and second-from-top elements from
chemical feed pump end and install from R.O. pump end.
Refer now to fig. 3-3. From the front of the ROWPU, insert element puller (1) into R.O. vessel (2). Push
puller through end connector (3), through the product water tubes of the two R.O. elements (4), and through the
interconnector (5) between the two R.O. elements.
Place element puller plate (6) on assembled element puller (1) and secure with flat washer (7) and nut
After inserting the element puller into the R.O. elements and attaching the element puller
plate, the assembly will be as shown below (fig. 3-4).
Removal. (Refer to fig. 3-4).
Slowly pull both R.O. elements (1) from R.O. vessel (2), while someone else supports assembly. Be
careful to keep element puller centered in tube.
Placing one hand on frame while pulling with the other hand may help to keep the element puller centered.