equipment with salt water. If contact is made, or if the
2-20. Operation at High Altitudes
unit is exposed to salt spray, wash the unit frequently
The generator set is designed to operate at
with clean, fresh water.
elevations up to 8,000 feet above sea level without
special adjustment. Provide adequate ventilation as the
b. Paint all exposed non-polished surfaces. Coat
engine is more likely to overheat at high altitudes.
all exposed polished surfaces with approved, rust-
Section VI. OPERATION OF AUXILIARY MATERIEL USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GENERATOR SET
2-21. Fire Extinguisher
d. Maintenance. Weigh the fire extinguisher every
a. Description. The monobromotrifluoromethane
3 months and replace cylinder if gross weight has
type fire extinguisher is generally suitable for all types of
decreased 4 ounces or more. Lubricate cylinder neck
fire, except fires involved with LOX (liquid oxygen)
treads with one drop of OE 30 oil before reassembly.
generating equipment. The fire extinguisher is furnished
with a disposable-type cylinder.
2-22. Winterization Equipment
b. Operation. To operate the fire extinguisher,
a. General. Winterization equipment for starting
perform the following:
the engine when temperatures are below -25F.,
consists of two kits as follows:
(1) Remove the fire extinguisher from its
(1) A generator set kit including two heaters,
coolant lines, fuel line, electrical controls,
(2) Break seal by pulling safety pin from
and mounting hardware to be installed in
the set for preheating the engine oil pan
(3) Point horn at base of flame.
and cooling system. The heaters are
(4) Press trigger for discharge and direct
designed to use a variety of fuels and can
stream at base of flame.
be operated on any fuel available from
(5) Replace cylinder immediately after using.
the diesel engine fuel system.
c. Replacement of Cylinder. To replace cylinder,
(2) A portable auxiliary winterization kit is
perform the following:
also available to provide separate heated
(1) Press lever to release pressure from used
and charged batteries. This kit includes a
heater for heating the auxiliary batteries
(2) Loosen swivel valve coupling nut and
and a battery charger which can be
remove valve assembly from cylinder.
connected to any 110V, 50/60 or 400 CPS
(3) Remove instruction band from used
(4) Place new cylinder through instruction
(1) Generator set heaters.
(a) Refer to figure 2-12 to start and
(5) Replace safety pin in valve and seal pin
operate the heaters.
with sealing wire.
(6) Attach valve assembly and tighten swivel
coupling nut on the new cylinder and
place fire extinguisher in mounting
2-23. Ether Primer Operation
Refer to figure 2-14 for operation of the ether
(7) Adjust instruction band on cylinder to