This manual is for your use in operating and
maintaining the General Steel Tank Model 0217
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records
Maintenance forms and records that you are
required to use are explained in TM 38-750.
1-3. Reporting of Errors
You can improve this manual by calling at-
tention to errors and by recommending improve-
ments, using DA Form 2028 (Recommended
Changes to Publications) or by letter and mail
directly to the Commanding General, U. S. Army
Mobility Equipment Command, ATTN: AMSME-
MPP, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo.
1-4. Equipment Serviceability Criteria
This equipment is not covered by an ESC.
1-5. Destruction of Army Materiel to Prevent
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for destruction of
1-6. Administrative Storage
Refer to TM 740-90-1 for administrative
DESCRIPTION AND DATA
taminated fuel under pressure enters the filter-
separator through the inlet line manifold and
into and through the filter elements which filter
out all solids and coalesces the finely dispersed
a. General. The 350 GPM (gallons per
ute) optimum performance filter-separator
two stage vertical-type unit designed to remove
undissolved water and solid contaminants from
The filter-separator (fig. 1-1
and 1-2) has a water level indicator (sight gage),
a manual water drain valve, and a differential
b. Filtration, Coalescence, and Separation.
The first stage consists of fluid pressure filter
elements which perform a dual function.
water into droplets of sufficient size to be sepa-
rated. The second stage consists of teflon coated
screen-lined canisters (18 canisters per unit).
The fuel flows through the teflon coated screen
where the water droplets are stopped and pulled
downward by gravity to the sump for subse-
quent draining. Clean fuel then flows into the top
of the outlet tube and out the outlet connection
at bottom rear of the unit.