Section III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE.
The M11 DECON is assembled and ready for use at all times when it is mounted
and in storage EXCEPT for filling the container with DS2 or water/antifreeze
(1) The M11 DECON will be filled ONLY prior to operation spraydown. When
you are ready to use it, fill the container to FILL LINE with DS2, install a full
nitrogen cylinder and attach a sealing wire.
(2) When unit is to be operated in training, the container will be filled with half
antifreeze (item 1, app E), and half water. Install a full nitrogen cylinder (1)
and a sealing wire (2) unless otherwise directed by unit SOP.
Use extreme caution AT ALL TIMES when handling DS2.
DS2 is a combustible solution. Severe chemical burns can result if personnel fail to observe ALL safety precautions. DS2 can
damage eyes and skin and, if inhaled, can cause illness. DS2 can damage the NBC protective overgarment. Long term contact with
DS2 (24 hours) can damage the NBC protective gloves, hood, and overboots.
To avoid injury wear NBC protective clothing including mask, hood, and rubber gloves AT ALL TIMES when handling DS2. If
available, wear M2 Toxicological Agent Protection Apron. In extreme cold temperatures, wear NBC protective rubber gloves INSIDE
arctic mittens. Change mittens if they become soaked with DS2 since DS2 can damage the rubber gloves.