c. Operation In Sandy or Dusty Conditions. Dusty and sandy conditions can seriously affect the operation of the
FSSP. When operating the FSSP in these dusty and sandy conditions, perform the following steps.
(1) Accumulation of dust or sand in the filters of the pump assembly will cause the pumps to overheat and damage
the equipment. Frequently clean filters and all other areas of dust and sand accumulation. In extreme conditions, daily
cleaning of filters may be necessary. Refer to the technical maintenance manual for the pump assembly for detailed
procedures which must be performed when the pump assembly is used in dusty and sandy conditions.
(2) Fuel which has been contaminated by dust and sand will severely affect the operation of any engine. Special
care must be taken that the fuel being pumped does not have dust or sand in it when using the FSSP in dusty and sandy
conditions. Be sure that all hose and piping connections are tight. Be sure that the insides of all FSSP components are
clean before piping connections are made during FSSP set up and assembly.
(3) Check the filter/separator more frequently to insure that the filter is working properly to remove dust sand that
may have entered the FSSP. Refer to the technical maintenance manual for the filter/separator for detailed procedures to
be followed when using the filter/separator in dusty and sandy conditions.
d. Operation In Salt Air and Sea Spray Conditions. 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 remove salt.
2-12. OPERATION UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS.
Emergency shutdown of the FSSP is done by the immediate
shutdown of the pumping assemblies used by the FSSP. Refer to the technical maintenance manual for the pump
assemblies for the proper emergency shutdown procedures for the pumps.