OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
OF THE 50-GPM PUMP
Threat forces have large arsenals of chemical and nuclear weapons. They probably have a
substantial biological warfare capability. In the event of a future armed conflict between the
United States and Threat forces, the Threat forces are likely to use chemical, nuclear, or
personnel and restricts the use of equipment facilities, and terrain. The 50-GPM Pump is a major
item in the resources available to units for decontaminating affected personnel equipment, or
facilities. Individuals who will be involved in decontamination operations must know how to
operate and maintain this important item of decontamination equipment.
In this subcourse, you will learn to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the 50-GPM Pump. You
also will learn the checks and services to be performed at organizational preventive maintenance
and troubleshooting procedures at organizational preventive maintenance.
OPERATE THE 50-GPM PUMP
To operate the 50-GPM Pump. you must know the purpose. capabilities, and limitations of the
pump. and the location and function of the components. You also must know the procedures for
operation of the pump, including starting, warming up, operating, and stopping the pump. You
must know how to perform these procedures in normal conditions and also under unusual
conditions, such as environments of extreme heat, extreme cold, dust, sand, rain, salt air, and high
humidity. You will learn this information in Lesson 1.