CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Section I. General
Purpose. This Technical Manual (TM) describes the operation and maintenance of the shore discharge system on
Water Purification Barges. Differences between Barge 1 and other barges are noted in appropriate paragraphs and
figures. Otherwise, information pertains to all barges. Information on other systems installed onboard is in TM 551930-
209-14 & P-1 thru P-5 and P-7 thru P-17. TM 55-1930-209-14 & P-18 and TM 55-1930-209-14&P-20 contain appendices
common to all TM's. Location of major barge components is shown in Figure 1-1.
Scope. This system discharges drinking water produced by the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification unit
(ROWPU's) from barge drinking water storage tanks via a flexible steel and rubber-coated hose to a storage area ashore,
as shown in Figure 1-2.
Warranties and guarantees. Warranty/guarantee information is contained in Chapter 7.
Maintenance form 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 system, refer to Chapter 5.
Section II. Description and data
Description. This shore discharge system transfers drinking water from barge storage tanks to holding/storage
facilities ashore. Major system components are listed in Table 1-1. Shore discharge system installation and its electrical
hookup are shown in Appendix B.
Capabilities. This system, under optimum conditions, moves 300,000 gallons of drinking water per day from
barge drinking water storage tanks to shore storage facilities.
Special limitations. The shore discharge system has been designed to operate in conditions not exceeding Sea
1-10 Performance characteristics
Maximum operating pressure
Flow rate capacity
Flexible hose length
Ambient operating temperature
32° to 120° F
Electrical power requirement
440 Vac, 3 ph, 60 Hz