C4, TM 11-5820-765-12
while using TRICHLOROTRIFLUORO-
charts instruct how to perform the required
ETHANE. Prolonged breathing of vapor
checks and services. Carefully follow these
should be avoided. The solvent should not
instructions and, if tools are needed or the
be used near heat or open flame; the pro-
chart so instructs, get organizational main-
d u c t s of decomposition are toxic and
tenance to do the necessary work.
If your equipment must be in operation all
FLUOROETHANE dissolves natural oils,
the time, check those items that can be
prolonged contact with skin should be
checked and serviced without disturbing
avoided. When necessary, use gloves which
operation. Make the complete checks and
the solvent cannot penetrate. If the solvent
services when the equipment can be shut
is taken internally, consult a physician
c. Deficiencies that cannot be corrected must be
Compressed air is dangerous and can cause
reported to higher category maintenance per-
serious bodily harm if protective means or
sonnel. Records and reports of preventive main-
methods are not observed to prevent a chip
tenance must be made in accordance with proce-
or particle (of whatever size) from being
dures given in TM 38-750.
blown into the eyes or unbroken skin of
the operator or other personnel. Goggles
Checks and Services (Table 3-1).
must be worn at all times while cleaning
with compressed air. Compressed air shall
not be used for cleaning purposes except
The checks in the interval column are to
where reduced to less than 29 pounds per
be performed in the order listed.
square inch gage (psig) and then only with
The terms "ready/available" and "mission
effective chip guarding and personnel pro-
capable" refer to the same status -- Equip-
tective equipment. Do not use compressed
ment is on hand and is able to perform its
air to dry parts when trichlorotrifluoro-
combat mission (see TM 38-750).
ethane has been used.
Table 3-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance
Checks and Services Chart
The PROCEDURES column in your PMCS
D -- During
B -- Before
*Do this check before each deployment to a mission location. This will permit any existing problems to be
corrected before the mission starts. The check does not need to be done again until redeployment.