CHAPTER 15 MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT PMCS
Section I. General equipment information
15-1 Introduction. Chapter 15 contains Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for Miscellaneous Equipment
onboard the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Barge.Operating and maintenance procedures are described in TM 55-
1930-209-14&P-15. TM 55-1930-209-14&P-15, Appendix C also contains complete E Preventive Maintenance Checks
and Services for Miscellaneous Equipment.
15-2 Major components. Miscellaneous equipment includes the Dayroom Equipment, Workshop Equipment, Accesses
System, Sanitation System, Bilge System and Eyewash Stations.
15-3 Miscellaneous equipment description
15-3.1 Dayroom Equipment. This equipment includes a drinking fountain, hotplate, coffee maker, refrigerator, range
hood three berthing units with three bunks each, filing cabinet, mess table with six seats, writing table, sink, and radio
operator's desk and chair (See Figure 15-1).
15-3.2 Workshop equipment. Figure 15-2 shows both operational and nonoperational items. Operational equipment
includes an arbor press, drill press, and grinder with dust collector. Nonoperational equipment includes stowage bins and
workbench with vise. The workshop includes an arc welder in the ROWPU space portside, under the air compressor
motor controller near the life preserver stowage box.
15-3.3 Accesses system. This system includes deckhouse doors and portholes, accesses to voids, and doors behind
Accesses to the weatherdeck allow crew and equipment to enter and leave areas of the barge and give
protection against adverse weather and sea conditions. See Figure 15-3 for layout of this system.
15-3.4 Sanitation systems. The barge contains two sanitation systems, the ship's toilets and the bilge system. The two
systems are not interconnected.
15-3.4.1 Ship's toilet. The ship's two toilets are located in the ROWPU space; one against the workshop aft bulkhead,
the other in an enclosure on the port side near the stem bulkhead. Ship's toilets are self-contained electric incinerating
disposal systems that reduce human waste to a substance similar to wood ash. Waste is deposited in the toilets on a
waxed paper liner and then incinerated along with the liner in an incineration chamber. This chamber is cooled during
and after incineration by a blower system, which vents to the outside. The incineration process is begun by pushing a foot
pedal. Since the toilet uses no water or chemicals, a bowl liner must be used with every operation. Waste deposited on
this liner is flushed and incinerated automatically when the pedal is pressed.
The indicator lamp on the starboard side lights when the heater is on during the incineration cycle. Incineration
cycle lasts about 20 minutes, during which time the heater switches on and off. The blower, which switches on at the
same time as the heater, force vents the system. It stays on continuously through the cycle until the incinerator chamber
cools to about 140 degrees This takes 35 to 45 minutes after the heater and light go off.