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TM 10-6640-215-13 SECTION III.  OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS Alphabetical Index Paragraph Title Paragraph Assembly and Preparation for Use  ...........................................................................................................  ....... 2-7 Operating Procedures ...............................................................................................................................  ....... 2-8 Preparation for Movement ........................................................................................................................  ....... 2-9 Shelter and Site Requirements .................................................................................................................  ....... 2-6 2-6.  SITE AND SHELTER REQUIREMENTS. a. Site Selection.  Select a site that provides or has the following features: Ample space for maneuvering the vehicles that may be used to move and position a trailer-mounted generator set and the Petroleum Laboratory. Firm, reasonably level; well drained terrain; At least 500 feet away from other areas of operation, and is not uphill or upstream from other facilities which might be in the path of escaping fuel or vapor; Not adjacent to low areas where dangerous vapors might collect; Near  a  stream,  a  pond,  or  an  established  water  facility.    This  provides  an  outside  water  source  for  the Petroleum Laboratory water system, and aids in control of potential fires; Easy access to road nets.  At least one road should run in the vicinity of the Petroleum Laboratory . 2-7.  ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE. a. Inspection.  Inspect the exterior of the laboratory to make sure everything is in good condition.  Check the semi-trailer  body,  doors,  rear  axle  assembly  and  front  landing  gear  to  see  that  they  are  secure,  clean,  and correctly lubricated.  Inspect the vents, water inlet, purge doors and the power input panel for damage.  If damage is found, notify your supervisor.  Refer to TM 9-2330-362-14&P for authorized repair of basic semi-trailer van. CAUTION If the Petroleum Laboratory is not level some of the test equipment may be    adversely    affected    causing    improper    functioning    or    incorrect readings. b. Leveling.  Level the petroleum laboratory by use of the independently crank operated landing gear legs on the front and the independently screw operated jacks at the rear.  Check level with level at front, middle, and rear of laboratory. c. Install  the  Boarding  Ladders  and  Rear  Platform.    Lower  rear  platform  into  position.    Remove  the  three. boarding  ladders  from  their  storage  rack  beneath  the  Petroleum  Laboratory.    Place  one  three-step  ladder  at  the rear door and the other three-step ladder at the laboratory entrance door.  Place the four-step ladder at the front curbside (mechanical room door). 2-42


 


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