SECTION VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Because the Superlite 17B Helmet is a life support system, careful handling and storage is required. Specific
storage requirements for certain components are covered by the Storage Serviceability Standards Supply
Bulletin, SB 740-TBS for Diving Equipment Sets, Life Support Equipment and Ancillary Items.
4-28. Preparation for Storage or Shipment.
Components shall not be stored near fire or at temperatures higher than 120°F (48.9°C) or lower than
0°F (-17.8°C). Equipment shall not be exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods.
Components shall be clean and dry with specific parts lightly lubricated.
To protect equipment from dust, dirt, and humidity, components shall be sealed in bags with
Care shall be taken to prevent continuous distortion of flexible parts and pressure from heavy parts
on fabric or rubber components during storage. Rubber items shall be sorted without folding or creasing to
prevent permanent distortion of the items.
To prevent damage and deterioration, do not lay components or sealed plastic bags on bare
concrete, masonry, or earth floors for prolonged periods. Storage racks should be at least six inches from the
floor. Ensure that the storage area is well ventilated, and no corrosive or volatile fumes or grease are present.
SECTION VII. ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR
DIVING LIFE SUPPORT AIR SYSTEMS
This section covers the cleaning procedures for hyperbaric and diving life support air systems. The importance
of maintaining a diver's air breathing system in a clean and operable condition cannot be overemphasized.
This procedure provides basic steps and methods for removing and installing components and piping;
simplified methods for cleaning small components, pipes and hoses for air systems; and methods for cleaning
component soft goods.
4-30. Determining System Cleanliness.
A periodic inspection of the air system will verify system cleanliness. If a system is suspected of
contamination, a hydrocarbon analysis of a particulate sample may be taken or a gas sample may be drawn to
determine the level of system cleanliness. These samples can be coordinated through the U.S. Army Troop
Support Command, ATTN: AMSTR-M, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63120-1798.