At operating temperatures, engine coolant is hot and under pressure. It also
contains alkaline materials harmful to eyes and skin. To avoid personal Injury,
check coolant level only when engine is stopped and radiator cap is cool
enough to be touched with a bare hand. Should engine coolant come in
contact with eyes or skin, immediately flush affected area with clean water and
seek medical assistance If necessary.
Check coolant level. Slowly open coolant tank filter cap. Inspect filler cap gasket. Replace if
damaged. Install filter cap. Add coolant if necessary.
Check air cleaner. If service indicator red piston is locked in raised position, service air cleaner
according to paragraph 4-14.3.4 in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-3. Indicator is in lower comer of air
cleaner on side next to engine.
Check alternator belt for general condition and tension. If frayed or cracked, replace belt. If loose,
tighten with tensioner rod attached to alternator.
Check V-belts driving the pump for general condition and tension. If frayed or cracked, replace belt
according to paragraph 4-15.3.11 in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-3. If slack, adjust tension according to
paragraph 4-14.3.11 in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-3.
Check batteries for correct level of fluid. Add fluid if necessary. Make sure electrical connections are
clean and tight and batteries are clean and secure.
Make sure exhaust system is secure, undamaged, and not leaking. Leaks may be revealed with dirty
smudges around fittings or cracks in piping.
Drain water and sediment from fuel filter. Use cloth to catch sediment.
Check components, piping, and associated equipment for rust, corrosion, and worn or chipped paint.
Remove rust and corrosion by wire brushing, scraping, or chipping. Immediately paint cleaned area with
zinc chromate primer and finish paint to match surrounding area in accordance with TB 43-0144.
13-12.2 Emergency shutdown
13-12.2.1 General. The barge has two emergency shutdown modes (Chapter 3). One mode shuts down individual
systems such as the ventilation system or a diesel HP pump, and the other shuts down all barge operating systems.
Both modes are activated by pushing a red button protected by a metal guard On individual system shutdowns, either
fuel or electrical power is shut off to that system only. On total shutdown, all fuel and electrical power is shut off to all
Emergency system shutdown red buttons are on the ROWPU space starboard bulkhead just aft of the personnel
door. These seven emergency system shutoff buttons (Figure 13-6) control shore power, ventilation systems, ROWPU 1
diesel HP pump, ROWPU 2 diesel HP pump, SAG, SSG1, and SSG2.
Emergency total shutdown red buttons are located as follows:
On ROWPU space starboard bulkhead aft of personnel door, above and forward of system emergency shutoff
Outside ROWPU space starboard door on weatherdeck.
Outside ROWPU space port door on weatherdeck.
Outside dayroom door to weatherdeck.
Inside dayroom door to weatherdeck.