SECTION V. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section contains maintenance procedures which are the responsibility of ALSE personnel as authorized by the MAC.
All maintenance and inspection tasks shall be performed by qualified personnel with an ASI of H2 or Q2. Expendable items
are listed at Appendix D and assigned item numbers for ease in cross referencing for part numbers.
4.6 SERVICING THE LRU-18/U
4.6.1 Service Life Raft and Container Assembly.
This task covers: Clean
Life Raft Removed From Container Assembly.
Detergent, General Purpose
d. Rinse surface thoroughly with water: wipe with a
cloth or sponge. Repeat this application until
surface is free of all traces of solution.
Ensure cleaning area is free of foreign objects such as
dust and sand. These abrasive substances can rapidly
wear away the LRU-18/Us fabric because of in-flight
vibrations. Solvents are not to be used in the cleaning
of life rafts.
Dry life raft with a lint-free cloth (D3) and apply a
light coating of talc (D17) to prevent the raft from
sticking together when folded.
2. Cleaning of Container. Clean in accordance with
1. Cleaning the LRU-18/U Life Raft. To clean the
LRU-18/U life raft, proceed as follows:
a. Prepare solution of detergent (D7) consisting of
1/4 to 1/2 ounce of detergent per gallon of water.
b. Apply cleaning solution to soiled area with a spray
Allow solution to remain on surface for several
minutes, then agitate with a soft brush or rag.
END OF TASK
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