MAIN AIR RESERVOIR (cont)
· 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 - 59
°C). If you
become dizzy, get fresh air and medical aid immediately. If contact with eyes is made, wash your
eyes and get medical aid immediately.
· 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.
Use drycleaning solvent and remove dirt and grease from exterior of air reservoirs. Dry with compressed air.
Inspect reservoir for cracks, breaks, and other damage. Replace if damage or cracks are apparent.
Test main air reservoir by the following:
Seal one end of reservoir and apply a source of air to other end of air reservoir.
Inspect exterior of air reservoir for leaks. If there are air leaks, replace main air reservoir.
Test in accordance with FRA 229.31.
Stencil date of test on main air reservoir surface with white enamel.
Use a suitable lifting device on each end of reservoir and raise main air reservoir (1) to locomotive.
Install two support straps (13) and secure with two lockwashers (12), nuts (11), capscrews (10), lockwashers (9),
and nuts (8). Do not tighten.
Position automatic drain valve (7) o
n air reservoir (1) and install two lockwashers (6) and capscrews (5). Connect
electrical conduit (4). Connect electrical leads and remove tap.
Connect unions (3) and (2). Tighten nuts (11) and (8).