ARMY TM 9-6115-464-12
AIR FORCE TO 35C2-3-445-1
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-624-12
OPERATION UNDER RAINY OR HUMID CONDITIONS.
General. If possible, provide a shelter for the generator set. Keep the generator set doors closed as much
as possible. Cover the generator set with canvas or other waterproof material when it is not being operated.
Provide adequate drainage to prevent water from accumulating on the operation site.
Lubrication. Keep the generator set well lubricated to protect components from moisture. Use caution to
keep lubricants from becoming contaminated with water.
Fuel System. Keep the fuel tank as full as is practical to keep moisture condensation to a minimum. Drain
water from fuel tank, day tank, and filters daily. Service the fuel filters more frequently than under normal
Electrical System. Wipe the electrical system components dry before and after each period of operation.
Rust Prevention. Remove moisture from the generator set components before and after each operating
period. Clean and repaint any rusty surfaces. Remove peeling or blistered paint and repaint.
OPERATION IN SALT WATER AREAS.
Protection. If possible, provide a shelter for the generator set. Locate the generator set so that the radiator
faces into the prevailing winds. Utilize natural barriers or, if possible, fabricate a barrier to protect the generator
set from salt spray. Keep the generator set covered when not in use and keep all access doors dosed as
much as possible.
Cleaning. When the generator set is not operating, wash the exterior surfaces off frequently with clean water.
Rust Prevention. Clean and repaint any rusty or corroded surfaces. Remove any defective paint and repaint.
OPERATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES. The generator set will operate at elevations up to 5000 feet above sea
level without special adjustment or reduction in load. At 8000 feet above sea level, the kilowatt rating is reduced
approximately 10 percent. Refer to paragraph NO TAG for additional information.
Section Ill. OPERATION UNDER BATTLE CONDITIONS
2-20 BATTLE DAMAGE REPAIR. For battlefield damage assessment and repairs of the 15 KW Generator Set,
Diesel Driven, refer to TM 9-6115-624-BD.
Section IV. OPERATION OF ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
2-21 GENERAL. This section provides the information and instructions necessary for the effective operation of auxiliary
equipment used in conjunction with the generator set. Included are the fuel burning winterization kit, electric winterization
kit, wheel mounting kit, bad bank, and applications kit.
2-22 FUEL BURNING WINTERIZATION KIT.
a. General. The fuel burning winterization kit is utilized to preheat the engine coolant and lubricating oil in
extremely cold weather. In ambient temperatures of -65°F (-53.9°C) the winterization kit should be placed
in operation a minimum of 55 minutes prior to starting the generator set.
b. Controls and Indicators.
Heater Indicator Light (Figure 2-10). The heater indicator light is a press-to-test indicator light with
a yellow lens. It illuminates when the winterization kit is in operation.
Circuit Breaker (Figure 2-10). The circuit breaker is a trip-free, push-pull type circuit breaker. It
opens and closes the 24 Vdc circuit to the heater controls.
ON-OFF Switch (Figure 2-10). The ON-OFF switch is a double pole, two position toggie switch.
When the switch is placed in the ON position, it closes the 24 Vdc circuit to the fuel pump and the
c. Operation. Refer to Figure 2-10 for operating instructions.