On direct contact, uncured silicone sealant irritates eyes. In case of contact, flush eyes
with water and seek medical attention. In case of skin contact, wipe off and flush with
Silicone Sealant. Silicone sealant is often used instead of a gasket to seal mating parts. The mating parts
must be clean, dry and free of oil or grease for proper adhesion. After silicone sealant has been applied, the mating
parts must be assembled immediately. Silicone sealant starts to set-up in 15 minutes and takes 24 hours to
completely cure. Excess silicone sealant should be wiped off after assembling the mating parts.
Gaskets. Remove all traces of previous gasket and sealant before installing new gasket. Coat both sides of
gasket with sealant to provide added sealing.
2-27. GENERAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Preparation. When unpacking items, remove all packing material, barrier paper, tape, plastic bags,
protective caps and protective grease coatings. Handle and store removed components carefully.
Use sealing compound sparingly and only on male threads. Do not apply compound on first
two threads to avoid contamination of system from compound. Do not apply compound to
hose connections or fittings with preformed packings. Damage to equipment may result.
Sealing Compounds. Use sealing compounds as required in each maintenance task.
Torquing. Tighten bolts, screws, washers, hoses and fittings as required in Appendix E or in each
Identification Tags. Put hoses, tubes, lines and electrical wiring in place by matching identification tags
and markings on equipment.
Hoses, Air Lines and Wiring. After installing hoses, air lines and wiring, ensure that they do not
contact moving parts or components edges. Secure in place, out of way with cable ties and cushion clips.
2-28. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT INTRODUCTION.
Instructions in this section apply to the FRS to make it available for use upon receipt after shipment. The
storage instructions apply to systems being taken out of service for a period up to one year with exercise. If
systems are inactive for more than 1 year they will use extended storage procedures.
Refer to (AR 750-1) for administrative storage instructions.
Refer to (TB 9-2300-422-20) for security procedures.
Refer to (TM 38-450) for storage and maintenance of prepositioned material configures to unit sets