ARMY TM 9-6115-642-10
AIR FORCE TO 35C2-3-455-11
MARINE CORPS TM 09247A/09248A-10/1
OPERATION WHILE IN CON- TAMINATED
AREAS. The generator set is capable of being operated
by personnel wearing nuclear, biological, or chemical
(NBC) protective clothing without special tools or
Decontamination for information on decontamination
procedures. Specific procedures for the generator set
are the following:
Control panel indicators sealing gasket,
rubber sleeves, and rope draw cords at output terminal
access ports, control panel door gaskets, access door
gaskets, rubber tubing, and belts within the engine
compartment, coverings for electrical conduits, external
water drain tubing, and retaining cords for slave
receptacle covers will absorb and retain chemical
recommended method of decontamination.
Lubricants, fuel, coolant, or battery fluids
may be present on the external surfaces of the generator
set or components due to leaks or normal operation.
These fluids will absorb NBC agents. The preferred
method of decontamination is removal of these fluids
accordance with FM 3-5.
(STB)/decontamination solution number 2 (DS2) will
degrade clear plastic indicator coverings to a point where
reading indicators will become impossible. This problem
will become more evident for soldiers wearing protective
decontamination in these areas should be minimized.
Indicators should be decontaminated with warm soapy
External surfaces of the control panel
assembly that are marked with painted or stamped
lettering will not withstand repeated decontamination with
STB or DS2 without degradation of this lettering.
decontamination for these areas is with warm soapy
Areas that will entrap contaminants, making
efficient decontamination extremely difficult, include the
(1) Exposed heads of screws.
(2) Areas adjacent to and behind exposed
(3) Hinged areas or access doors.
(5) Areas around the tie-down/lilting rings,
crevices around access doors, external screens covering
ventilation areas, the external oil drain valve, and areas
adjacent to the external fuel drain valve.
(6) Areas behind knobs and switches on
specification data plates, external receptacle covers,
recessed wells for access door handles, fuel cap, load
Replacements of these items, if available, is the
preferred method of decontamination. Conventional
methods of decontamination should be used on these
areas, while stressing the importance of thoroughness
and the probability of some degree of continuing contact
and vapor hazard.
In an NBC contaminated environment, the
generator set should be operated with all access doors
closed to reduce the effects of contamination.
The use of overhead shelters or chemical
protective covers is recommended as an additional
accordance with FM 3-5. However, if using covers, care
should be taken to provide adequate space for air flow
For additional NBC information, refer to FM
3-3 and FM 34. Other services use applicable
publications for NBC.
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