Operating Instructions Under Usual Conditions
DO NOT WALK UNNECESSARILY ON THE TANK AND ONLY
DO SO WITH SOFT SOLED SHOES. DO NOT DROP SHARP
OBJECTS ON TANK, SUCH AS WRENCHES, FITTINGS, ETC.
IF EQUIPMENT FAILS TO OPERATE, REFER TO TROUBLE
SHOOTING PROCEDURES IN CHAPTER 3.
Check to see that the tank is properly installed. The trailer bed
should be level to prevent the tank from rolling.
Tighten all the cap screws to 70 ± 5 ft. lbs. torque on the end
The rubber in new tank will "cold flow" under the
pressure and the torque will drop. Tanks should be re-torqued
periodically until the rubber has set and the torque doesnt drop
If leakage is noted at the fittings or if the tank is
subjected to hard usage, cap screws should be re-tightened
Attach the pressure gage to the filler/discharge valve as shown in
Then open the pressure gage valve. (3, Fig. 2-7).
Before using the tank for the first time or prolonged
storage, flush the tank with 100 to 300 gallons of clean
disinfectant and water solution. The solution consists of
1/2 gallon of commercial bleach mixed in 250 gallons of
Surge the cleansing solution by walking back
and forth on the tank or by rocking the truck with abrupt
starts and stops.
The resultant surge will clean the
collapsed tank without exposing its interior to contaminants
or foreign objects.
Rinse tank with 250 gallons water to remove bleach taste.
When the cleaning is complete, close t h e
t a n k
v a l ve
immediately to hermetically seal out contaminants.
starting to fill the tank be sure that all air has been
Then close 4 tank inlet valve.
Attach source of water to the supplied 4 diameter hose. Purge the
air from the filling line and the hose by opening the valve at the
water source until the water comes out the supplied hose.
water at the water source.