CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Section I. General Information
1-1. Purpose. This technical manual (TM) provides the supplemental data for parts and material which supports the
Water Purification Barge. Unless otherwise specialized, the data is applicable to Barges 1, 2, and 3. Location of major
barge components is shown in Figures 1-1,1-2, and 1-3.
1-2. Scope. This chapter contains general information concerning the use of this TM and its data. Chapter 2 contains
reference information for operation and maintenance for the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) barge.
Chapter 3 refers to preventive maintenance information, and the Appendices contain detailed components of end item,
and basic issue item list, additional authorization list, and expendable/durable supplies and materials list.
1-3. Maintenance forms and records. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-4. Reporting equipment improvement recommendations (EIR's). If your ROWPU barge needs improvement, let
us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let
us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF-368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at
USATROSCOM, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., ATTN: AMSTR-MMTS, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798.
1-5. Destruction of Army material to prevent enemy use. This shall be as directed in TM 750-244-3.
1-6. Abbreviations and terms. Definition of abbreviations and unusual terms used in this TM are contained in the
glossary and in MIL-STD-12 Abbreviations for Use on Drawings, and in Specifications, Standards, and Technical
1-7. Warranty information. Authorized commercial equipment or system components assigned to the ROWPU barge
may be warranted against operating defect or failure for a specific period of time (e.g., 12 months or 500 hours of
operation). Warranty starts on the date found on DA Form 2410 or DA Form 240-816 in the logbook. Report all defects
in material or workmanship to your supervisor who will take appropriate action.