Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This manual covers operators, unit, and direct support maintenance of the Fire Suppression Equipment Set,
The equipment covered by this manual is intended for fire protection of bulk fuel systems. In particular, large,
light weight, nylon impregnated or polyester bladder type fuel tanks. The tanks are set up in tank farms of six each within
the Tactical Petroleum Terminal portion of the Inland Petroleum Distribution System.
This manual also covers the accessory 150 foot (46 meter) auxiliary cart which extends the coverage area of the
Fire Suppression Equipment Set to include an entire tank farm. Also included are Instructions for preparing the
equipment for storage and shipment.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND PROCEDURES
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam
738-750 as contained in the Maintenance Management Update.
1-3 CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC).
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is Important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and Improvements can be made to
prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials,
such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency
Report. Use of keywords such as "corrosion, "rust," deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that the information is
identified as a CPC problem.
The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750.
1-4 DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-3 (Destruction of Army Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use)
1-5 REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATION (EIR)
If your Fire Suppression Equipment Set 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 (Product Quality Deficiency Report) Mail it to us at Commander, U S Army Aviation and Troop
Command, ATTN.AMSAT-I-MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you a reply.