CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Purpose . This technical manual (TM) describes the operation and maintenance of miscellaneous equipment
installed onboard Water Purification Barges. Miscellaneous equipment includes dayroom and workshop equipment,
Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) space arc welder, accesses, and two sanitation systems. Information
is also provided about guard rails, fendering system, removable flooring in ROWPU space, eyewash stations, storage
TM 55-1930-209-14&P-1 thru P-14 and P-16 and P-17. TM 55-1930-209-14&P-18 contains appendices common to all
TM's. Location of major components is shown in Figure 1-1.
Scope. The dayroom, on forward starboard side of the deckhouse, contains the communications system
(TM 55-1930-209-14&P-12) and provides a snack and rest area for personnel. The workshop, on forward portside of the
deckhouse, contains repair and fabrication tools and equipment. Accesses include deckhouse doors and portholes, and
various accesses to and in the voids. Two separate sanitation systems are onboard. The first is the barge's toilets (2)
which collect and incinerate human waste. The second is the bilge system which drains, collects, and discharges
equipment waste. Additional miscellaneous equipment includes the following:
Guard rails around the edges of the weatherdeck and deckhouse top to prevent personnel from falling overboard.
Permanent rubber fendering installed on both sides of the barge to protect barge sides when moored or when
other vessels are moored alongside.
Removable rubber floor mats installed on ROWPU space deck to prevent accidental slipping due to wet decks.
Eyewash stations (2) in ROWPU space and in void 2 to provide readily available special equipment for washing
out eyes in case chemicals or acids are splashed in the eyes.
Component labels to identify components such as valves, motor controllers, gauges, etc.
Caution, warning and danger signs throughout the barge to alert personnel.
g.Storage areas designed for storing hardware, spare parts, and tools.
Warranties and guarantees. Warranty/guarantee information is in Section VI in Chapters 2, 3, and 5.
Maintenance forms and records. Required maintenance forms and records are explained in DA PAM 738-750,
The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
Destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use . This shall be as directed in TM 750-244-3.
Storage. For storage of this equipment, refer to Section IV in Chapters 2, 3, and 5 and Section III in Chapter 4.