CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Section I. General Information
1-1 Purpose. This Technical Manual (TM) describes normal operations of the Water Purification Barges. It provides
information and procedures on normal barge operations including barge movement and deployment, communications and
electrical power systems, drinking water production, shutdown, and required operational maintenance. Emergency
shutdown procedures are also provided. Detailed information about barge systems and equipment, including equipment
specifications, operation under extreme conditions, maintenance, periodic inspections and services, troubleshooting, and
TM 55-1930-209-14&P-18 contains supporting appendices and the remaining TM's contain information on preventive
maintenance, supplemental data, and the shore winch system. A list of TM's in this series is contained in Table 1-1.
Location of major barge components is shown in Figure 1-1. Onboard installation is shown on drawings referenced in
Appendix A. To assist barge crewmen, barge components are labeled, operational placards are located throughout the
barge, and signs (notices, cautions, warnings, and danger) are posted to ensure crew safety and prevent damage to
1-2 Scope. The barge mounted POWPU is capable of pumping 30,000 gallons of fresh or brackish water in a twenty four
hour period and 225,000 gallons of seawater if the seawater total dissolved solids does not exceed 45,000 PPM.
Processed water is used by a Rapid Deployment Force in a forward area. When needed, the water can be pumped to a
shore facility or to another vessel.
1-3 Warranties and guarantees. Applicable warranty and guarantee information for system equipment is given in the
applicable volume for the system to which it refers.
1-4 Maintenance forms and records. These are explained in DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management
1-5 Destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use. This shall be as directed in TM 750-244-3.
1-6 Storage. For storage of barge equipment, refer to storage information contained in each applicable volume of
TM 55-1930-209-14&P-2 thru P-17.
Table 1-1. Barge Operation and Maintenance Technical Manuals
Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) System
Drinking Water System
Shore Discharge System
Compressed Air System
Fuel Oil System
Electrical Power Systems
Equipment Monitoring System
Anchoring, Mooring, and Towing Equipment
Miscellaneous Equipment: Dayroom, Workshop, Accesses,
and Sanitation Systems
Ventilation, Heating, and Air Conditioning Systems
Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Equipment
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services