2-20. TOP LOADING (ALTERNATE METHOD) (Con't).
Close cabinet door.
m. Stow fire extinguishers.
2-21. UNLOADING FUEL.
DO NOT smoke while loading or unloading fuel, when handling fuel contain-
ers, or when located within 50 ft. (15.3 m) of fueling or fuel storage areas.
Failure to follow this warning may cause a fire and explosion, resulting in
serious injury or death to personnel.
a. Shut down tractor engine and set tractor and semitrailer parking/emergency brakes (see
TM 9-2320-273-10 or TM 9-2320-283-10).
b. Remove fire extinguishers from mounting brackets and take to point of operation.
c. Open cabinet door. Secure door in open position with door prop.
Connect bonding and grounding connection before beginning any fuel han-
dling operation. Maintain bonding and grounding connection until after all
fuel handling is completed. DO NOT connect semitrailer grounding cable to
semitrailer grounding stud. Connections must be made to clean, unpainted
surfaces. An unbonded and ungrounded or improperly bonded and
grounded semitrailer could produce a spark. The resulting explosion will
cause serious injury or death to personnel.
Remove dust cap (1) and connect fuel terminal facility vapor collection hose to adapter (2).
f. If discharge hose does not reach facility which is receiving fuel, connect transfer hoses
stowed in curbside stowage tube, as needed. Remove dust cap (3) from front port. Connect discharge
hose from source receiving fuel to front port camlock fitting.