Change 1 28 April 2002
OPERATOR AND UNIT MAINTENANCE MANUAL
(INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST)
TANK, FABRIC, COLLAPSIBLE, WATER STORAGE,
20,000 AND 50,000 GALLONS
UNIT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Maintenance instructions in this section will list resources required and equipment conditions for start of
procedure, except as noted below:
Personnel required are listed only if the task requires more than one individual.
The normal standard equipment condition to start a maintenance task is collapsible water
tank drained and deflated. Equipment condition is not listed unless some other condition
The collapsible water tank must be empty before performing
maintenance on these units. Be careful when walking on fabric.
Gravel and sand on the bottom of boots will damage fabric.
To ensure safety of personnel, proper care should be used when handling assemblies and parts.
Many assemblies are heavy. The assistance of additional personnel, lifting devices or other
support equipment may be required to move or position heavy items.
Personnel must remove all items of jewelry (rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, etc.) and loose
clothing before working on the equipment. Jewelry and loose clothing can get caught in
equipment and result in damage to equipment or injury to personnel.
When performing maintenance on the collapsible water tank, keep in mind that the purpose of the
equipment is to store water for drinking. Cleaning fluids, lubricants, preservatives, paint or other
chemicals must not be allowed to contaminate the water.
Operate the equipment after performing maintenance to ensure repairs have been performed
correctly and equipment can be returned to service.
Obtain proper equipment before beginning maintenance. This includes hand tools and/or special tools,
receptacles for storing small parts, and expendable materials required by the maintenance task.
Maintenance of the collapsible water tank system is limited to replacement and repair. Replacement
consists of turning the equipment in at the proper supply point and then requisitioning a replacement unit.
Repair is accomplished by replacing or repairing components that make up the system.