3-11. READY FOR USE STORAGE PROCEDURES. (CONT)
3-11.2 Rebreather System Mode Equipment.
3-11.2.1 Encapsulating Protective Suit.
Store the suit in a clean, dry, cool environment (50°F to 800F, 1 0°C to 26.
Put the PVC hanger inside the shoulder area of the suit, ensuring the weight of the suit is evenly distributed
across the hanger.
Close the slide fastener half way and hang the hanger by the metal hook.
3-11.2.2 Ice vest.
Store the ice vest in a clean, dry, cool environment (50°F to 800F, 10°C to 26.660C) away from direct sunlight.
Hang the ice vest on a standard coat hanger.
Store the battery separately from the ice vest in the charging mode, plugged into the battery charger.
Store the gel packs in a freezer or insure cubed or crushed ice is available.
3-11.2.3 Rebreather System.
Ensure a fully charged oxygen bottle has been installed.
Ensure fresh CO2 absorbent has been put in the absorbent canister and is filled to the full line.
Suffocation Hazard. Ensure "red" hose plugs are installed in the ends of the black exhalation hose and the
coolant canister hose. Failure to close hose ends during storage of the rebreather will expose the CO2
absorbent to the atmosphere reducing the efficiency of CO2 removal from the breathing air in subsequent
operations causing the user to suffocate.
Remove the face piece and install the "red" hose plugs in the ends of the black exhalation hose and the coolant
Store the coolant canister in a nearby freezer.
Ensure the maintenance tag is up to date and attached to the oxygen bottle valve.
Place the rebreather system and face piece inside the carrying case.
Store the rebreather system inside the carrying case in a clean, dry, cool environment (50°F to 80°F, 10°C to