M978 Tanker Operating Procedures (Cont)
2-22. LOAD TANKER WITH FUEL.
Bottom Load Tank With Exterior Pump.
No smoking, flame, sparks, glowing or hot objects
allowed within 50 ft (15 m) of vehicle. Fire or explosion
may cause personal injury or death.
Drain and flush tank compartment, filter-separator and
piping system with new product when changing to fuel
or grade different from last one carried (para 2-26).
Notify organizational maintenance to change all filter
elements. Failure to do so may result in equipment
Refer to FM 10-71 for general operating instructions
for tanker vehicles.
If equipment malfunctions, check that all steps of
procedure have been performed in proper order. If
equipment still malfunctions, do troubleshooting
Prepare tanker for operation (para 2-20).