4-8. AIR COMPRESSOR
This task covers:
INITIAL SETUP :
Tool kit SC 4940-97-CL-E12
Drycleaning solvent (Item 30,
Magnetic particle tester
Lubrication oil (Item 19,
Grease BB (Item 11, Appendix B)
Air compresser removed
* Drycleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and use only
in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and don't breathe vapors. Do not
use near open flame or excessive heat. The flash point is 100 138°F (38 59C). If you become dizzy,
get fresh air and medical aid immediately. If contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes and get medical
* Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa). Do not direct compressed
air against skin. Use goggles or full face shield.
* Thoroughly clean exterior to prevent dirt from entering internal parts.
* When removing or repairing brake valves or components, check air lines and pipes for corrosion, breaks,
splits, or loose connections. Repair of air lines and piping consists of replacing defective pipes, lines,
and connections. Refer to TM 55-2210-223-24P for identification of piping.
Use drycleaning solvent and remove dirt from exterior of air compressor. Dry with compressed air.