Section IV. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
(2) Resume spraying operation.
OPERATION IN UNUSUAL WEATHER.
b. Dusty or Sandy Areas. In dusty or sandy areas the small nozzle
hole may become clogged. Apply a piece of pressure sensitive tape (item
In extreme cold temperatures, wear NBC protective
14, app E) over the nozzle. Form pull tabs at each end of tape for easy
rubber gloves INSIDE arctic mittens. Change mittens if
removal from nozzle. Remove tape before operating the equipment.
they become soaked with DS2 since DS2 can damage
the rubber gloves.
c. Tropics/Salt Spray Areas. In salty areas keep the M1 1 DECON
protected as much as possible. Clean more frequently. Heat and humidity
a. Cold Weather.
will not affect the operation.
(1) The M11 DECON is designed to perform in a temperature
EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATING PROCEDURES.
range of -25°F to 120°F (-31 .6°C to 49°C). DS2 becomes thicker as the
temperature drops. The thickened DS2 streams when pressurized. If DS2
streams, release thumb lever, lower handle, raise thumb lever, remove and
Refer to appendix A for listing of manuals that contain
replace nitrogen cylinder, lower thumb lever, and raise handle slowly.
additional information on decontamination.
Normally one nitrogen cylinder charge will be used. In
cold weather (below freezing) charging the container
with a second nitrogen cylinder is permissible if
inadequate pressure is developed. Never use more
than the second nitrogen cylinder.
When spraying DS2, you may use chassis and running
gear brush (item 2, app E) to remove thickened toxic