2-10. PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT.
Serious injury could occur if the WTSC falls from a forklift. Do not attempt to
lift a WTSC with a forklift if the chest is loaded with only one 20,000 gallon
When the WTSC is to be moved, the services of unit maintenance shall be employed for the necessary preparations. If
the WTSC is disassembled, prepare it for movement by performing the steps indicated in Assembly and Preparation for
Use (Refer to paragraph 2-7).
Section IV. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL WEATHER. The WTSC is designed to operate normally within a wide range
of climatic conditions. However, some extreme conditions require special operating and servicing procedures to prevent
undue loading and excessive wear on the equipment. These unusual conditions and the special steps to be performed
are listed in the following paragraphs.
a. Operation in Extreme Cold.
Freezing water can badly damage the WTSC components. When using the WTSC at
temperatures below 32°F (0°C), be sure to drain all water that may have collected in the
unit to prevent freezing water from damaging the WTSC.
b. Operation in Extreme Heat.
Hot metal surfaces can badly burn operating personnel. When the WTSC has been
standing in direct sunlight, either do not allow unprotected skin to come into contact with
the metal surfaces of the WTSC or wear proper gloves or other clothing when assem-
bling or using the WTSC.
c. Operation in Sandy or Dusty Areas. Dusty and sandy conditions can affect the operation of the WTSC.
When operating the WTSC in these dusty and sandy conditions, perform the following steps.
Accumulation of dust or sand in the side panel assembly channel latches and the end panel turnlock as-
semblies can damage the equipment or cause it to fail to operate smoothly. Clean areas of dust and sand accumulation
frequently. In extreme conditions, daily cleaning may be necessary.
When the WTSC is used in desert conditions, there is an increased possibility that the WTSC may be
subjected to intense sand storms. In the event that a sand storm is imminent, the WTSC should be covered with a tarp
or placed in an area protected from the direct wind blasts of a sand storm.
d. Operation in Salt Water Areas. The nature of salt presents serious corrosion problems. Frequent cleaning is
necessary during which all exposed surfaces should be thoroughly sprayed, rinsed, or sponged with fresh water to re-
move salt Keep latch assemblies and turnlock assemblies free from dried salt to insure that these components will not be
damaged by salt corrosion.
NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES.
In the event that the WTSC has been subjected to NBC contamination, follow the NBC procedures in FM 3-3, FM 3-4,
and FM 3-5.