LAUNDRY ADVANCED SYSTEM
OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
This work package contains instructions for safely operating the Laundry Advanced System (LADS) Unit under
unusual conditions. In addition to normal preventive maintenance service, special care must be taken to keep the
LADS operational in extreme environmental weather conditions. This work package also includes references for the
decontamination of the LADS.
OPERATION IN COLD
LADS can not be operated unsheltered when temperatures are below 33 F. To operate below this temperature LADS
must be placed in an LME. The water supply to LADS must also be stored in a manner that will assure it will not
freeze. For suggested set--up in the LME refer to sheltering requirements in work package (WP 0009 00).
If temperatures in the LME are expected to drop below 33 F during periods when LADS is set--up, but not operating,
a drain cycle (WP 0012 00) should be performed. This will prevent damage to plumbing caused by freezing water.
The hoses between the water supply, water supply pump, and LADS should also be drained.
STORAGE IN EXTREME COLD
Care must be taken when handling electrical cables. Extreme cold weather can cause insulation material on electrical
wire to crack, causing short circuits.
Care must be taken when handling hoses. Extreme cold weather can cause materials to become hard, brittle, and
easily damaged or broken.
When sitting for any period of time in temperature below 0 F, place in a sheltered area out of the wind and clean off
any buildup of ice or snow. Place a footing of planks or brush under frame to prevent unit from freezing to the ground.
Refer to work package WP 0041 00, for proper lubrication during extreme cold conditions.
OPERATION IN HEAT
When operating at temperatures above 80 F the still distillation rate can increase to the point where boil overs can
occur. Staggering the laundry cycles on washing/drying systems A and B so that one system is drying while the other
is in the washing/rinsing process, will prevent still boil overs.
OPERATION IN EXTREME HEAT
When operating in extreme heat follow OPERATION IN HEAT guidelines. Perform monthly PMCS weekly.
Refer to work package WP 0041 00, for proper lubrication during extreme heat conditions.
OPERATION IN DUSTY OR SANDY AREAS
When operating in sandy or dusty areas, perform monthly PMCS weekly.
Keep LADS closed when not in use. Ensure all petcocks and valves are closed. Close and lock drum doors. Ensure
that panels or doors on electrical enclosures and junction boxes are closed. If possible, raise platform and install tarp.