OPERATOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPROVED RIBBON BRIDGE (IRB)
RAMP BAY M16
NSN 5420-01-470-5825 P/N 12478918;
INTERIOR BAY M17
NSN 5420-01-470-5824 P/N 12478919.
Section III. GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
General maintenance instructions for cleaning, painting, placing in service, and
preparation for storage or shipment are provided in this work package.
Publications that provide additional information on general shop practice
techniques and preservation are listed in References, WP 0069 00.
a. General Instructions. Cleaning procedures will be the same for the
majority of parts and components on the IRB. General cleaning procedures are
detailed in steps b through f.
b. The Importance of Cleaning. Great care and effort are required in all
cleaning operations. The presence of dirt and foreign material is a constant threat
to satisfactory equipment operation and maintenance. The following instructions
will apply to all cleaning operations:
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized
cleaning solvents may result in injury to personnel and
damage to equipment.
Keep all related parts and components together. Do
not mix parts. Failure to comply may result in damage
(1) Clean all parts before performing PMCS, lubrication, and maintenance
(2) Hands must be kept free of any accumulation of grease which can
collect dust and grit.