a. Cleaning the tent.
(1) When using soap and water to clean the tent, always rinse with dean, dear water. Use water
pressure and volume similar to a standard household type water system (45-70 psi, 6.5-10.2 kPa).
(2) After cleaning, allow tent to completely air dry. Do not use compressed air to dry your tent.
b. Treating Mildewed Areas. Canvas that has mildewed can be cleaned by scrubbing with a dry, stiff brush. If
it is necessary to use soap and water to remove dirt, it should not be used until mildew has been removed.
After remove mildew, examine fabric. Look for evidence of deterioration. If canvas has deteriorated, it should
be repaired or replaced
Keep cleaning solvents, gasoline, and lubricants away from plastic material. They
will cause rapid deterioration of the material.
c. Cleaning Rust. When cleaning rusty metal parts, use a cleaning solvent. Then apply a thin coat of
lubricating to the affected areas.
2.6 LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR OPERATOR PMCS.
a. General. It is necessary for you to know how rain leakage affects the use of your tent. Following are
types/classes of leakage an operator needs to know to be able to determine the status of the tent. Learn these
leakage definitions and remember - when in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II). Of
course, consideration must by given to how much water leakage is allowable
and still keep your tent in operation. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
When operating with Class I or II leaks, only do so until proper repair can be
Class III leaks should be immediately reported to your supervisor.
b. Class I. Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
c. Class II. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from area being
d. Class III. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from item being checked/inspected.