Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape. Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots; looseness and
Felt. Inspect for cuts, tears, burns, breaks, holes, and thin spots.
Leather. Inspect for burns, cuts, holes, tears, loose, missing, or broken stitching; thin spots and
3-5. After Use Receipt.
After being used for personnel extraction, all components of the personnel STABO extraction system and the cargo and
personnel lowering anchoring device shall be inspected for damage or defects. A compressed air hose may be used to
remove foreign material from inaccessible locations, as required.
Insertion/extraction equipment will be inspected after each use for dampness, dirt, or other foreign material. Subsequent
cleaning and drying of the equipment may be required to prevent a possible malfunction or deterioration of the item(s).
The cleaning and drying of insertion/extraction equipment will be accomplished as follows:
If, during the cleaning of an insertion/extraction item there exists a possibility that a substance to
be removed contains acid, an acidity test will be performed. Should the substance be acid-free,
the item will be evacuated to a direct support maintenance activity for determination as to the
nature of the substance and item disposition. If a substance cannot be identified or if normal
repair procedures will not eliminate all traces of chemical damage, the applicable item will be
Cleaning. The practice of cleaning insertion/extraction items should be held to a minimum and performed
only when it is necessary to eliminate a malfunction potential or the possibility of material deterioration. The method of
cleaning to be used must be compatible with the type of material to be cleaned and the nature of the substance to be
removed. In addition, the cleaning process should be limited to the soiled area only. The cleaning of insertion/extraction
equipment will be performed using the following procedures, as applicable:
Shaking and brushing. Most insertion/extraction equipment assemblies and associated components
should be cleaned by shaking or gently brushing with a dry soft-bristle brush. A dry stiff-bristle brush
may be used on insertion/extraction items constructed of canvas, metal, or wood.
Spot cleaning. A soiled area on a fabric insertion/extraction item which cannot be cleaned by shaking or
brushing will be spot-cleaned as follows.