ENCAPSULATING PROTECTIVE SUIT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS. (CONT)
After three minutes check the pressure reading on pressure gauge (21).
If the pressure is 1. 6 inches of water gauge or greater, go to step ah.
If the pressure is less than 1. 6 inches of water gauge, perform the following checks:
Ensure slide fastener (18) is completely closed.
Ensure both plugs (4) and test kit adaptor with hoses (5) have a tight, vapor-free seal.
Ensure suit (9) passthrough (17) has a tight seal.
Check suit (9) glove cuff assembly (22) for a tight seal.
Perform the pressure test again by repeating steps q. through aa.
If the pressure is still less than 1. 6 inches of water gauge, perform steps q. through s. and re-inflate suit (9) to
four inches of water gauge on pressure gauge (21).
Over inflation hazard to encapsulating protective suits. Do not inflate the suit over four inches of water
gauge when pressure testing. Over inflation can cause suit damage requiring replacement of the
encapsulating protective suit.
Turn pressure test valve (8) clockwise to close when the pressure reaches four inches of water gauge on
pressure gauge (21).
If the pressure drops quickly, it may be necessary to inflate the suit periodically during the procedure.
Check suit (9) for leaks as follows:
Entirely brush suit (9), including slide fastener (18), view window (23), passthrough (17), plugs (4), test kit
adaptor with hoses (5) and glove cuff assembly (22) with a mild soap and water solution.
Observe suit (9) for the formation of soap bubbles which is a positive indication of a leak.
Mark any leaks with chalk.