MODERN BURNER UNIT (MBU)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
Manual fueling. The MBU fuel tank may be filled manually through the fill plug, prior to installation into an
appliance, or as a field expedient if the fuel hose has been damaged. If the MBU is to be fueled manually,
proceed as follows:
Do not attempt to connect a fuel line to the MBU in the vicinity of any open flame. Ensure that
the fuel hose connections are made properly to avoid fuel spillage. Prevent a possible fire
hazard by having rags on hand to absorb any spillage.
Two Person Lift
The MBU weighs approximately 58 pounds fully fueled (26.4 kg). Two persons must carry the
MBU, lifting with legs, not back, to prevent injury.
DO NOT USE GASOLINE!
Gasoline should NOT be used with the MBU under any circumstance. Only JP-8 or an
approved alternate diesel fuel may be used. Using gasoline in the MBU will create a fire
danger and potential for explosion.
In cases where the MBU is required to be fueled manually, a commercial petroleum absorbent material
(1), such as New Pig's Stat-Mat roll, will be placed under the burner to catch any fuel that may be spilled.
Additional commercial products are available to contain large spills, such as New Pig's Absorbent Sock.
In the event that fuel is spilled on the ground, immediate action will be taken to contain the spill and the
appropriate environmental personnel notified.
To fuel manually, place the MBU (2) on the material on its side so that the fill plug (3) is on top as shown.
Remove the fill plug (3).
Fill fuel tank using a fuel can equipped with spout (4) to the bottom of filler neck opening with JP-8 or
approved alternate diesel fuel, and re-install fill plug (3).
Clean up any spilled fuel with a rag. Dispose of rag and/or absorbent material in accordance with local
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) procedure.