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FM 5-422

FIELD MANUAL
No. 5-422
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 7 May 1993

FM 5-422

ENGINEER PRIME POWER OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


PREFACE

Chapter 1 - OVERVIEW

ELECTRICAL POWER

THE ELECTRICAL POWER CONTINUUM

PRIME POWER OPERATIONS

Chapter 2 - ORGANIZATION

ENGINEER PRIME POWER UNITS

ENGINEER TEAM (PRIME POWER)

ENGINEER COMPANY (PRIME POWER)

ENGINEER BATTALION (PRIME POWER)

Chapter 3 - MISSION

MISSION STATEMENT

POWER GENERATION

Organic Equipment

Nonstandard Portable Equipment

Fixed Power Plants

POWER-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Load Survey

Distribution-System Analysis and Design

Distribution-System Construction, Maintenance, and Repair

Industrial Power System Maintenance and Operation

Technical Assistance to Staff

Technical Assistance to CORs

CHAPTER 4 - EMPLOYMENT

COMMAND AND CONTROL

War

Short of War

Nation Assistance

Disaster Relief

PRIME POWER EMPLOYMENT FUNDAMENTALS

Modes of Power Generation

Power Transformation and Distribution

Army Facilities Components System (AFCS)

Power System Upgrade

Employment Priorities

Planning Guidelines

PRIME POWER SUPPORT REQUEST PROCEDURES

War

COMMZ

Combat Zone (CZ)

Short of War

CHAPTER 5 - PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

ENVIRONMENT

Climate

Terrain and Vegetation

Lighting

THREAT

TIME

THEATER INFRASTRUCTURE LEVEL

PERSONNEL

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

LOGISTICAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

Supply

Transportation

Materials Handling Equipment (MHE)

Services

Maintenance

Communications

SAFETY

APPENDIX A - POWER SYSTEM CONCEPTS

GENERAL

POWER GENERATION

POWER DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSFORMATION

Primary Distribution

Transformation

Secondary Distribution Networks

POWER SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

Output Voltage

Single-Phase or Three-Phase Power

Output Capacity

Reliability

Portability

Frequency

Line Loss and Voltage Drop

APPENDIX B - SUPPORT REQUEST INFORMATION

APPENDIX C - FREQUENCY AND VOLTAGE DATA

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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