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5. Equipment of doubtful serviceability. Equipment that has had previous use and has not exceeded
normal fair wear or aging criteria, but of which further serviceability is doubtful, will be tagged as
prescribed in DA PAM 750-751. In addition, the equipment will be reported in an EIR, in
accordance with DA PAM 738-750 and AR 750-1. The item(s) in question will be held as EIR
exhibit material as outlined in DA PAM 738-750 pending receipt of disposition instructions from
the NMP. A maintenance activity holding EIR exhibit material will not tamper with the applicable
item(s) or make any attempt to ascertain cause factors. Unnecessary handling of EIR exhibit
material may disturb or alter peculiar aspects of the affected item(s) that might affect the
judgment of engineering personnel who have the responsibility for final evaluation of EIR actions.
6. Equipment immersed in salt-water. Any air delivery item constructed from cotton material that
has been immersed in salt-water will be condemned. Cotton thread used for tacking and sewing
on nylon parachute packs that have been immersed in salt-water will only be replaced when there
is visible evidence or deterioration such as extreme discoloration or indications of broken thread.
Any air delivery equipment constructed of nylon or rayon material that has been immersed in salt-
water for a period less than 24-hours, but which cannot be rinsed within 48-hours after recovery
will also be condemned, unless the following actions are performed. Upon removal from the salt
water, the parachute is placed in a single heavy-duty plastic trash bag, the top of the bag secured
closed and kept in a wet state until a rinse can be performed following normal rinse procedures.
The bag must be doubled when outside temperatures exceed 85 degrees F. The bags must be
inspected after transport and storage to ensure the bag did not get torn and the assembly was
allowed to dry. Parachutes recovered using this method must be rinsed NLT than seven (7) days
after the salt-water immersion or be condemned. However, if the cited time limitations can be
met, then immediately upon recovery, suspend or elevate the recovered equipment in a shaded
area and allow the item(s) to drain for at least 5-minutes. Do not attempt to wring the equipment
fabric or the suspension lines. Within 48-hours after recovery, under the supervision of a
qualified parachute rigger (92R), rinse the recovered equipment as indicated in WP 0012 00.
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