CHAPTER 3 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. Operating controls and indicators
3-1 Operating controls and Indicators. Information about shore discharge system operating controls and indicators is
contained in Table 3-1 and shown in Figures 3-1 thru 3-9. Operating valves are shown in Figures 3-6 thru 3-9 and are
listed in Table 3-2.
Section II. Prestart procedures
3-2 Prestart procedures. Before operating shore discharge system, be sure to check system for damage and perform
before operation checks and services in Appendix C.
Section III. Operating procedures
During operating procedures, perform during operation checks and services In Appendix C.
3-3 Discharge hose deployment
Make sure good communications between barge and shore facility have been established to
coordinate discharge hose deployment.
3-3.1 Predeployment procedures. Before deploying the discharge hose, make sure the predeployment operations in
paragraphs 3-3.1.1 thru 3-3.1.3 have been performed.
Shore winch must be positioned and securely anchored before i pulls discharge hose to shore.
3-3.1.1 Shore winch installation . Make sure the shore winch (20-ton capacity) has been properly positioned and
secured according to procedures in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-21.
3-3.1.2 Preparation of discharge hose
Free pulling head tiedown. Check that pulling head is secured to coupling.
Attach three 500-pound buoyancy floats to pulling head. This prevents hose end from getting stuck in
3-3.1.3 Preparation of shore discharge hose reel winch and hydraulic power system
Make sure that hydraulic lines are properly connected to hydraulic power package and to winch and levelwind.
Make sure that electrical connections are tight and in order.
Check sight gauge on hydraulic reservoir to ensure proper level of hydraulic oil (Figure 3-4).
If temperature gauge reads 45 degrees F or less, turn heater ON/OFF switch to ON (Figure 3-3).
Hose reel winch has two braking systems: 1) a hand-pumped band brake located on starboard
side of winch and 2) a spring-loaded, normally-on hydraulic disc brake located on the winch
On Barge 1, during operation, disc brake is released (OFF) when the winch control lever (Figure
3-1) is in the DEPLOY or RETRIEVE position and set (ON) when in the NEUTRAL position.
On Barges 2 and 3, disc brake is set or released when disc brake winch lever (Figure 3-2) Is
positioned ON (set) or OFF (released). Manual release is accomplished by using the hose reel
winch hydraulic brake releases hand pump.