Shipping dos and don'ts.
I'M READY FOR MY TRIP! I GOT MY TM AND MY CDS, BUT I DON'T NEED ALCOHOL OR MY BATTERY!
CBRN specialists need to mark their calendars to ensure their M41 PATS are calibrated by TMDE every 18 months. If you don't know when your PATS is due for calibration, just check its TMDE sticker.
When you turn in PATS for calibration, turn in everything-carrying case, TM, CDs and DVDS--EXCEPT the alcohol used with PATS and its battery. The alcohol is highly flammable and the battery can leak. If possible, turn in PATS in its original shipping box.
Any time PATS is going to be turned in or go into long-term storage, remove its alcohol cartridge and return it to the alcohol fill capsule. Then replace the storage cap on PATS and let it run for 5 minutes. That lets dry air run through PATS, evaporating any alcohol residue. This helps the switching valve and nozzle last longer.
IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP PATS AND ITS TWIN TUBES AWAY FROM LINT AND DIRT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
THIS KEEPS THE PATS' INSIDES CLEANER, WHICH MEANS LESS MAINTENANCE.
HEY! SWEEP UP OVER HERE, WILLYA?
I DON'T WANT THAT DIRT FOULING ME UP!
WHEN YOUR PATS DOES NEED CALIBRATION, TURN IT INTO YOUR LOCAL TMDE.
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|Publication:||PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2014|
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