Bag – Slingable, Water, 72 GL, Non-Potable
Storage and Shelf Life Checks:
Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria
- Visually inspect for missing components, or need for repair such as: straps, hoses, spigot, cap, and gasket.
- Return to stock if in unused condition.
- Refurbish if dirty or need repair.
- Dispose of item if it fails inspection and/or is damaged beyond repair.
- Clean exterior of tank thoroughly with filler cap attached.
- Support or hang tank with spigot closed, remove cap and fill with water to rinse out tank.
- Replace cap and shake bag vigorously until all foreign matter is removed.
- Drain completely through hose and spigot.
- Invert bag after removing cap, open spigot and empty as much water as possible.
- Let dry inverted for 1 hour in sun, if possible.
- Fill with air and look for leaks, visually inspect bags for rips, tears, or obvious defects.
- Use a black permanent marker to indicate damage, keeping all markings simple and professional
- In a well ventilated area clean area around damaged spot with lacquer thinner or other suitable cleaner.
- Apply suitable glue (manufacturer’s recommendation) to both surfaces (patch and tank).
- Let dry until tacky.
- Place patch on damaged area and apply pressure with roller or suitable device for at least 1 minute.
- Repair or replace any damaged components.
- Ensure bags are stenciled with NFES number and “non-potable” or “suppression use only”.
C. Testing for Performance
- Re-inspect any patches or repairs.
- Fill with air to test for leaks.
- Ensure that tank is stenciled visibly with the words “NON-POTABLE” or SUPPRESSION USE ONLY” and proper NFES # is stenciled on tank.
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