ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
2.12. Cleaning and Drying (cont).
f. Equipment Immersed In Fresh Water. Any air delivery equipment that has been immersed in a fresh
water lake, river, or stream will not require rinsing unless it has been ascertained that the water is dirty, oily, or
otherwise contaminated. Procedures for handling a fresh water immersed item are as follows:
(1) Contaminated fresh water. If air delivery equipment has been immersed in contaminated fresh
water, rinse, dry, and, if applicable, repair the item(s). Rinse the item(s) as follows:
(a) Place the parachute assembly in a large water-tight container filled with a suitable amount of
fresh, clean water to cover the assembly.
If the water-soaked parachute assembly is too large to be placed into a
rinsing container, then the rinsing process will be effected by applying fresh,
clean water to the assembly using a hose.
(b) Agitate the container contents by hand for 5 minutes.
(c) Remove the parachute assembly from the container and suspend or elevate it in a shaded
area, allowing a 5-minute drainage period. Do not attempt to wring the fabric or the
(d) Repeat the procedures In steps (a) through (c) above, twice, using fresh, clean water for
(e) After the third rinse, allow the parachute assembly to drain thoroughly. Upon completion of
draining, dry the assembly in accordance with procedures In c , above.
(f) When dried, perform a technical/rigger-type Inspection of the parachute assembly. Corroded
metal components, or corrosion-stained fabrics or suspension lines, will be either repaired or
replaced as prescribed by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Appendix B.
(g) Record any repairs, immersion and rinsing In the NOTES page of the parachute log record
(2) Uncontaminated fresh water. If air delivery equipment has been immersed in uncontaminated fresh
water, item(s) will be cleaned and dried as outlined in this paragraph. Minor discoloration of fabric items
resulting from Immersion in uncontaminated fresh water may occur. No attempt should be made to eliminate a
minor discoloration as a slight discoloring is preferable to employing vigorous techniques that may damage
fabric. Small stains caused by petroleum products or blood will be removed using spot-cleaning procedures In
a or b., above.