ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
If salt water-soaked equipment is too large to be placed into a rinsing
container, then the rinsing process will be effected by applying fresh, clean
water to the item using a hose.
(2) Agitate container contents by hand for 5 minutes.
(3) Remove item(s) from container and suspend or elevate equipment in a shaded area, allowing a 5-minute
drainage period. Do not attempt to wring equipment fabric or, if applicable, suspension lines.
(4) Repeat procedures in (1) through (3) above twice, using fresh, clean water for each rinse.
(5) After third rinse, allow equipment to drain thoroughly. Upon completion of draining, dry equipment in
accordance with procedures in paragraph 2-12c.
(6) When dried, perform a technical/rigger-type inspection of item(s). Corroded metal components, or corrosion-
stained fabrics or suspension lines will be either repaired or replaced as prescribed by Maintenance Allocation
Chart (MAC) (Appendix B).
(7) If recovered equipment is a parachute, record immersion, rinsing, and any repairs in individual parachute log
record as outlined in paragraph 2-4f.
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) using the procedures in paragraph f above.
(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