Figure 3-3. Bow Assembly Replacement.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance.
Monobromotrifluoroethane liquid or gas (Halon 1301) can cause death or
serious injury if personnel fail to observe safety precautions. Inhalation of
monobromotrifluoroethane gas at concentrations of 5% to 6% for more than 4
or 5 minutes may result in serious cardiac or central nervous system effects.
Liquid Halon 1301 (including the spray in the immediate vicinity of the
discharge) may freeze the skin on contact. In the event of frostbite, warm the
affected area quickly to body temperature. Immerse hands in warm water or
place hands in armpits. Get medical attention promptly.
Do not attempt to verify readiness of fire extinguisher by partially discharging
unit. Any discharge of contents will require refilling.
The AN/MJQ-16 Power Plant is equipped with two 2-3/4 lb Halon fire extinguishers.
Maintenance is limited to weighing the fire extinguishers monthly to insure that they
are sufficiently charged. Fully charged, each fire extinguisher (with head and horn
attached) weighs 5 lb. Send the unit to specialized activity for recharging if it weighs
4 lb, 12 oz or less.