Table 2-1. Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the STEPO-I
B - Before Operation
D - During Operation
Item To Be
Check For And Have Repaired
Or Adjusted As Necessary
Look for holes, cuts, pits, blisters, dela-
Damaged fabric is
mination, tunnels, lumps or imbedded
foreign matter, uncoated areas and
scratches, abrasions, cracks, rips and
tears on the inside and outside of the
Ensure slide fastener is in good working
Inspect hook and pile fastener tape to
Loose hook and pile
make sure it is not coming loose.
Damage may appear between the finger
Inspect for a tight assembly, cuts,
A loose assembly or
cracks, rips and tears.
damage is found.
Ensure seam areas are not coming
Seams are loose.
loose. Inspect for open seam completely
through suit, strapping not cemented so
tunnels, loose strap-
it pulls off seam with little resistance,
ping, open seam or
blisters, delamination, tunnels and ex-
exposed stitching is
Inspect for a tight seal and cracks.
Loose seal or cracked
Clean window using a dean, damp cloth
to remove dust and dirt.
Ensure FEP overlay is in place.
Overlay is missing.
Inspect suit opening and assembly pre-
Enlarged opening or
formed packing for a proper and fight fit.
packing. Loose fit.
Suit plugs are red on one end and larger
than the valves.
Ensure valves are installed for the tether
Suit arranged for the
system and plugs are installed for the