(2) Remove the nails from the sides which
hold the retaining boards in place and remove the
(3) Remove the nails from the sides and ends
of the crate and remove the crate sides and ends.
C A U T I ON
Remove all protruding nails and
other objects prior to attempting to
remove the tank from the container,
This is essential in order to avoid
puncturing the tank
(4) Remove all accessories from around the
(5) Carefully roll the folded tank onto a lift-
ing device with a minimum capacity of 2000 pounds
(907.0 kilograms) and transport the tank to its des-
ignated point of installation.
b. Repair Items. The repair items (sealing
clamps, plugs, gaskets and preformed packing) are
packaged in another box and should be placed in a
secure storage area until needed.
c. Tanks. (NSN 5430-00-268-8187, NSN 5430-
00-052-3412, NSN 5430-00-641-8552, and NSN
(1) Remove the applicable tank from the crate
or chest with procedures similar to that described in
Avoid any sharp corners on objects that
might damage or puncture the tank.
(2) Remove the accessory items from the con-
tainer. (Items not required immediately for instal-
lation and/or operation (emergency repair items,
extra gaskets and packings) should be stored in a
2-3. Unfolding the Tank.
a. The tank is rolled along the length dimension
and folded toward the center. Therefore, place the
folded tank at one end of the lengthwise prepared
surface. Center the folded tank in the widthwise di-
b. Remove the ties which hold the folded tank to-
gether and unfold the tank.
c. Next, unroll the tank along the lengthwise
2-4. Inspecting and Servicing the Equipment
a. Inspect tank walls for any punctures or tears.
b. Inspect the fittings and components for evi-
dence of damage or missing bolts or gaskets,
2-5. Correction of Deficiencies (All Tanks).
Treat deficiencies found during initial inspection as
a. Correct deficiencies within the scope of or-
ganizational maintenance before the tank is placed
in service. Tears or punctures in the tank walls may
be temporarily repaired by following the in-
structions in Chapter 3, paragraph 3-11.
Do not attempt unauthorized repairs.
b. Refer deficiencies beyond the scope of or-
ganizational maintenance to direct support mainte-
c. Bring deficiencies of more serious nature to
the attention of the supplying organization.
2-6. Installation (All Tanks). The area selected for
installation, should be level and smooth with all
sharp objects removed and of sufficient size to ac-
commodate the tank and any associated equipment
on the same plane. If the the site is not level, posi-
tion the drain assembly (excluding tank, NSN 5430-
00-268-8187) at the lowest point in order to facili-
tate the draining of the water/sludge blanket.
The installation site should have less
than a three degree grade in order to
prevent creeping of the tank.
The sequence of assembly of components to the tank
is as outlined herein:
P r i o r t o i n s t a l l i n g t h e t a n k s ,
c h e c k a l l c o u p l i n g g a s k e t s a n d
t h e i r s e a l i n g s u r f a c e s t o e n s u re
t h a t t h e y a r e i n p l a c e a n d a re
s e r v i c e a b l e .
a. Installation of Vent Pipe Assembly.
(1) Refer to figure 2-2 and remove the 2-inch
(5.08 centimeter) dust cap from the vent fitting in
the center of the tank by pulling the cam-lever arms
outward and lifting upward on the dust cap. (Dust
cap is chain attached to prevent loss.)
Change 5 2-3