CHAPTER 5 STORAGE
Section I. Short-term storage
5-1 Short-term storage. If barge is taken out of service for more than 7 days, but less than 30 days, open power panel
1 circuit breakers 9P5 and 10P5. Periodically inspect system for corrosion, damage, and pilferage.
Section II. Administrative storage
5-2 Administrative storage. If barge is 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.
5-2.1 Administrative storage procedures. To place chlorination system in administrative storage, perform the
Valve numbers referred to are the same as shown In Figure 1-2 (Barge 1) and Figure 1-3 (Barge
2 and 3) for chlorination system.
Flush chlorination system according to paragraph 3-7.1. Use drinking water instead of seawater.
When authorized by bargemaster, flush system with acid according to paragraph 3-7.2.
Turn chlorine metering pump motor controller AUTO/OFF/MAN switch (Figure 3-2) to OFF.
Close chlorination valves CU12 and CU15.
Position chlorination valve CU11 to C (CLOSE).
Position chlorination valve CU3 to B (WATER), CU5 to A (DRAIN), CU4 to A (To CELLS), and CU7 to B
There are two valves CU14 on Barge 1. Ensure that both are opened.
Open chlorination valve CU2, CU2A, CU6, CU6A, CU8, CU9, CU10, CU13, CU14 and CU16 and drain
Break open pipes at lowest point to drain. Drain and clean holding tank, brine tank, and sump tank. Clean
Clean glass cells, flowmeters, gauges, and indicators with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Clean grease coated surfaces with clean, lint-f4ree 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-tree 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. Clean other electrical components as given in TM 55-
Touch up paint, as necessary, to match surrounding areas in accordance with TB 43-0144. Do NOT paint
threads or labels.
5-2.2 Administrative storage Inspection. Chlorination system, if not in use during storage, will be inspected at least
once every 30 days. Check for corrosion, damage, or pilferage. Correct as necessary.