01 March 2005
CLEANING AND LUBRICATION
a. Adequate space for safe operation of avionic
cleaning and corrosion removal equipment.
2-1.1. The materials, equipment, and techniques
described in this chapter are intended to assist the
b. Personnel trained in the operation of each piece
avionic technician at the Intermediate Maintenance
of support equipment.
Activity (IMA). This includes the cleaning and drying of
a v i o n i c equipment. Generally, where support
c. Quality assurance inspectors trained in the
equipment is available, corrosion removal, cleaning,
operational characteristics and restrictions of each
and drying is more efficient.
piece of support equipment.
2-1.2. G r o s s contamination requires support
d. Operating instructions for each piece of support
equipment capable of cleaning and corrosion removal
The alternate cleaning procedures listed (paragraph
e. Safety equipment and clothing as required by
2-5) are considered sufficient for "day-to-day" cleaning
local directive and this manual.
and when support equipment is not available.
f. Personnel trained in recognition of corrosion on
2-1.3. Pending standardization, use only support
avionic equipment as specified in this manual.
equipment that meets the general specifications as
outlined in Volume IV (Navy and Army) or V (Air
g. Avionic technicians who can recognize the
various electrical and electronic components.
2-1.4. The support equipment that is available in the
2-2.2. A L T E R N A T E REQUIREMENTS. Support
supply system is listed in Volume IV (Navy and Army)
equipment shall be placed where fumes, overspray,
or V (Air Force), Chapter 3. The general operating
dust, or other residual materials will not contaminate
procedures and limitations for all of the various support
avionic modules or components. The requirements
equipment are listed in this chapter.
cleaning and corrosion removal equipment is operated.
2-2. AVIONIC CORROSION CLEANING FACILITY.
Close supervision and sufficient quality assurance
personnel/procedures are required at the avionic
2-2.1. REQUIREMENTS. Where space permits, a
cleaning facility. Cleaning and corrosion removal
separate avionic corrosion control cleaning facility
equipment can be detrimental to some avionic
center shall be established as specified in OPNAVINST
components. The decision to use cleaning and
4790.2 (Navy) or TO 00-20-1 (Air Force). See Figure 2-1
corrosion removal equipment shall be the responsibility
and Figure 2-2 for an example of an avionic cleaning
of the avionic cleaning facility supervisor.
facility arrangement. The avionic cleaning facility and
staffing shall include the following as a minimum:
2-2.3. INDUCTION PROCEDURES. The induction of
avionic equipment for cleaning and/or corrosion control
shall be as follows:
Maintenance personnel should be concerned
2-2.3.1. Induction of avionic equipment shall be
about safety at all times. Cigarette smoke,
documented on the appropriate maintenance action
food, and beverages can contaminate and
forms (MAFs) in accordance with procedures
damage avionic equipment. Do not smoke or
established under OPNAVINST 4790.2 (Navy), TO
have food or beverages in the same work
00-20-1 (Air Force), or DA PAM 738-750/DA PAM
space as maintenance operations.