Section I. OPERATING PROCEDURES
The instructions in this section are published for the
information and guidance of personnel responsible for
photomechanical unit of the special warfare transportable
printing plant is used in conjunction with the press shelter
component of the printing plant.
The operator must know how to perform every
operation of which the printing plant is capable. This section
provides instructions on starting and stopping the printing
plant which includes procedures for applying primary power
and adjusting the lighting and air conditioning. This section
also provides instructions on the operation of the major
components installed in the printing plant and on coordinating
the basic motions to perform the specific tasks for which the
equipment is designed. Since nearly every job presents a
different problem, the operator may have to vary given
procedures to fit the individual job.
Starting the System.
Power to the shelter Unit is provided
by a 15KW diesel powered generator.
Grounding the Shelter. Before the shelter is
connected to a power source, it must be grounded as follows:
Do not connect shelter to power
supply or attempt to operate shelter
properly connected to a suitable
ground. Failure to observe this
warning may result in serious injury
Select a bolt or a screw to which the ground
lead can be fastened securely and attach the lead to the bolt.
Remove any paint or grease from the ground
rod. Select the lowest. dampest area within 10 feet (3
meters) of the bolt to which the ground lead is attached,
scoop out a hole about 6 inches (15 cm) deep, and drive the
ground rod into the hole until only about 3 Inches (7.5 cm) of
the rod extends above the ground.
Attach the ground lead to the ground rod then
saturate the ground around the rod with water.
Preparation for Starting.
maintenance or make any electrical
connection or disconnection at the
main power receptacle while the
generator set engine is running.
Connect the primary power cable to the input
power receptacle located near the door of the shelter, prior to
connecting the cable to the power source The cable connector
and the receptacles are keyed to ensure proper connection.
Connect the power cable to the generator
Starting the System.
Start the generator set in accordance with the
applicable Department of the Army Technical Manual.
Position all circuit breakers in the main power
service box to the right of the shelter door to on.
Position both fluorescent light switches to the
left of the shelter door to on.
Position the air conditioner controls for the
desired mode of operation, relative humidity and temperature
setting. (See fig. 2-1.)