1-9 Special limitations:
Barge cannot operate where water depth is less than 15 feet at low tide.
Barge cannot be safely anchored In waters deeper than 50 feet.
Barge cannot provide drinking water to a shore facility if anchored more than 2000 feet from shoreline.
Barge cannot operate in sea conditions exceeding Sea State 3. Barge may weather Sea State 4 if riding on one
anchor rigged with bridle to bow winches and shore discharge hose is retrieved.
Barge cannot be towed in Sea State 3 at speeds in excess of 8 knots.
Barge cannot operate beyond 7 days without refueling Other consumables onboard may last about 90 days.
Barge crews must be billeted ashore and transported to barge as crews change.
1-10 Performance characteristics. Under ideal conditions and with each ROWPU operating at least 10 hours out of
every 12 (average 2 hours per unit for periodic maintenance and servicing), drinking water production should be:
Each ROWPU unit - 150,000 gallons per 24 hours.
Total barge capacity - 300,000 gallons per 24 hours.
1-11 Equipment specifications:
5 feet 8 inches
Drinking water storage tanks (4)
15,000 gallons total
-Water reserve tank
Fuel oil storage tanks (2)
7,200 gallons total
Fuel oil day tank
PE-250 fire & bilge pump gasoline tank