OPERATOR'S AND UNIT MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST
DRUM, FABRIC, COLLAPSIBLE, DRINKING WATER,
500 GALLON CAPACITY
Type of Manual:
Operator's and Field Level Maintenance Manual With Field Level Maintenance
Repair Parts and Special Tools List (Including Unit and DS Repair Parts)
Model Number and Name:
GTA500W Drum, Fabric, Collapsible, Drinking Water, 500 Gallon
Purpose of Equipment:
Transports, stores and dispenses drinking water. Empty drum collapses to 15%
of filled size for easy storage and transportation.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam 738-
750, Functional User's Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) or AR 700-138, Army Logistics
Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your drum needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't
like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. If you have Internet access, the easiest
and fastest way to report problems or suggestions is to go to https://aeps.ria.army.mil/aepspublic.cfm (scroll down and choose
"Submit Quality Deficiency Report" bar). The Internet form lets you choose to submit an Equipment Improvement
Recommendation (EIR), a Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR) or a Warranty Claim Action (WCA). You may also
submit your information using an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). You can send your SF 368 via e-mail, regular
mail or facsimile using the addresses/facsimile numbers specified in DA PAM 738-750, Functional User's Manual for the
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS). We will send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion
problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the
problem in future items.
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of metals. It is
commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases or salts. An example is the rusting of iron. Corrosion damage in
metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface residue and/or cracking.
Plastics, composites and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen), salvation
(solvents) or photolytic (light, typically UV) processes. The most common exposures are excessive heat or light. Damage
from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling and/or breaking.
If a corrosion problem is identified, an SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address
specified in DA Pam 738-750, Functional User's Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for information and instructions covering destruction of Army Materiel.