2-11. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE - cont.
Lay Hoseline (Lead Pump Station to First Boost Pumping Station) Refer to figure 2-21.
Manually pull about 50 feet of hose (I) from top of flaking box (2) and position on ground.
Weight of hose will now hold line in place.
Connect end of hose (1) to butterfly valve (5) on lead pumping station discharge hose (6)
with coupling clamp (4).
The recommended hose laying speed is about 10 mph. The best speed for
any installation will depend on the type of terrain, manpower available
and experience of the installation crew.
Start movement of cargo truck (3) along installation route.
Contraction of hose during startup will damage equipment if slack is
not provided in hoseline. Hose segments should be snaked slightly to
allow at least 3 feet of slack for each hose length (500 feet).
If hose is being installed along a roadway, position hose clear of
As the cargo truck (3) moves forward, hose (1) will pull itself from flaking box (2).
Linewalkers must remove bends, twists, kinks and tangles from hoseline as it is deployed
Continue to lay hose until trailing end is pulled from bottom flaking box.
Figure 2-21. Laying Hoseline