Section III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
2-10. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE.
This manual covers installation of all connection kits, but you may not need all these components
to perform your mission. You may adjust the number of components used and their position in
the system to meet your operating requirements.
Select a level, debris free installation area. Site requirements must consider location of water source and
distribution points. Site must be large enough to contain all system components (minimum 260 x 275
Position twelve tricons and eight water tank storage chests near installation site.
Open twelve tricon containers. Refer to TM55-8145-200-13&P.
Unpack contents of each container. To aid assembly, separate components into groups of similar parts
during removal. For example, group all the 4-inch discharge hoses together, then all the 4-inch gate
valves, 2-inch discharge hoses and so on until all components are unpacked.
Unpack hypochlorination unit. Refer to the applicable TM.
Unpack 125 GPM pumps. Refer to the applicable TM.
Unpack 350 GPM pumps. Refer to the applicable TM.
Quick Disconnect Couplings. Refer to figure 2-7
All components of the 300K Water Storage and Distribution System are equipped with quick disconnect couplings
to permit rapid assembly and disassembly of components. The following instructions apply to all operator
installation and removal tasks.
To prevent injury to personnel and damage to the equipment, use care when connecting coupling
to avoid getting dirt, sand and debris on coupling mating surfaces or In hoses. To prevent leaks
and ensure tight connections, make sure gaskets are installed in all female quick disconnect
Lift locking arms (1) up and out from female coupling (2)
Remove plug (3) from female coupling (2)
Lift locking arms (5) up and out from cap (4)