CHAPTER 5 STORAGE
Short-term storage. If barge is to be taken out of service for more than 7 days but less than 30 days, and
seawater system will not be used while in storage, follow normal shutdown procedures in paragraph 3-4. Inspections are
not required for this system during short-term storage.
Administrative storage. If barge is to be taken out of service for more than 30 days but less than 6 months,
barge remains a unit responsibility and shall be maintained by unit personnel.
Administrative storage procedures, generators in use. If barge is placed in administrative in-water storage,
with generators in use, seawater system will be processed as follows:
Valve numbers referred to in following procedures are the same as shown in
Figures 1-3 and 1-4 for ROWPU and ballast seawater supply, Figures 1-5 and 1-1
for air conditioner and seawater cooling and Figures 1-6, 1-7, and 1-8 for diesel
engine generator seawater cooling.
Make sure barge is at desired trim. If not, follow procedures in paragraphs 3-3.5 and 3-3.6 to obtain
Shutdown seawater supply to ROWPU's by following procedures in paragraph 3-4.1.
Shutdown seawater supply to chlorination and air conditioning units by following procedures in paragraph
Open switchboard circuit breakers P6 and P7.
Open power panel 1 circuit breaker 1P5.
Make sure valves SW1 thru SW4, SW18, and SW26 are closed.
Open all remaining seawater system valves; SW5 thru SW13, SW16 thru SW36, SW47, and SW48.
Open pipes at lowest point and drain into bilge.
Clean glass pressure gauges and indicators with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Clean grease coated surfaces with a clean, lint-free cloth moistened with cleaning solvent. Scrub off hard
deposits with a bristle brush that has been dipped in solvent. Dry surfaces with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Thoroughly clean all other external surfaces to remove any corrosion or other foreign matter. Clean all
surfaces except electrical parts with soapy water and a stiff bristle brush. Then flush with clean water.
Clean motor controllers and remote START/STOP switches by wiping with a clean cloth moistened with
silicone spray lubricant. Remove corrosion by wire brushing or sanding.
Touch up paint, as necessary, to match surrounding areas (TB 43-0144). Do not paint threads or labels.