AIR COMPRESSOR SAFETY VALVE
This task covers:
Tool kit SC4940-97-CL-E12
Antiseize tape (Item 35, Appendix B)
· Whenever the air compressor safety valve is
removed and installed for any reason, a
stationary locomotive airbrake test (para 2-9)
must be performed to check that the air
compressor safety valve functions properly in
the brake equipment arrangement. Failure to
perform test may result in injury to personnel.
· Make sure air is drained before removal of the
air compressor safety valve. Residual air
may escape and cause injury to personnel.
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 55-2210-224-24P for identification of piping.
Remove air compressor safety valve (1) from street
If necessary, remove street elbow (2).