TEST - Continued
e. After the third rinse, allow the parachute assembly to drain thoroughly. Upon completion of
draining, dry the assembly in accordance with the Drying Fabric Items procedures detailed below.
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 WP 0097 00.
g. Record any repair, immersion, and rinsing in the parachute log record as shown in WP 0005 00.
2. Rinsing Parachute Assembly Immersed in Fresh-Water. Any parachute, or its components, 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 parachute are as follows:
a. Contaminated fresh water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in
contaminated fresh water, rinse and dry (see RINSING PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY IMMERSED
IN SALT WATER, above), and, if applicable, repair.
b. Uncontaminated fresh water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in
uncontaminated fresh water, it will be cleaned and dried as outlined in Cleaning Fabric Items With
a Solution of Hand Dishwashing Compound, Drying Fabric Items, and Cleaning Metal Items, in
the detailed paragraphs above and below. Minor discoloration of fabric items, resulting from
immersion in uncontaminated fresh water, may occur.
Fabric items will not be dried in direct sunlight or by laying an item on the ground.
3. Drying Fabric Items. Dry fabric items as follows:
a. Suspend or elevate the item in a well-ventilated room or in a heated drying room.
b. Using electric circulating fans may reduce drying time.
When heat is used, the heat temperature shall not exceed 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees
Celsius). The preferred temperature is 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius).
Hands must be washed, or rubber gloves worn, prior to testing. Failure to do so will result
in inaccuracy of test and may cause damage to equipment.
1. Wash hands or wear rubber gloves prior to testing.
2. Clean packing paddle prior to use.
3. If stain is wet enough to achieve a color change on the pH test paper, do not use water.
4. If water is needed, use tap, deionized, distilled, spring or mineral water to wet intended test area.
5. Take the pH of the water prior to use. Only use water sample if the pH of the water is 7.