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Subject: MSG  PURGING B8A1 CHEMICAL AGENT ALARM                          

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organization: CENTCOM     

Box ID: BX000490

Folder Title: DAILY STAFF JOURNAL  ARCENT 7 - 8 SEP 90                                                        

Document Number:         32

Folder SEQ  #:         26









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        SJUBJ: PURSING MBAL CHEMICAL AGENT ALARM
        1. A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM BEING ENCOUNTERED DURING PROJECT DESERT
        SHIELD INDICATES THAT MANY M43AI DETECTORS (A COMPONENT OF THE MSAI)
        ARE SOUNDING AN ALARM DUE TO HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF SAND AND ENGINE
        EXHAUST. ETC. THESE ALARMS CANNOT BE RESET WHICH RESULTS IN THEM
        BEING TURNED IN FOR HIGHER LEVEL MAINTENANCE.
        2. CHANGE 3 TO TM 3-6665-329-12&P (DUE OUT IN FIRST QUARTER FY91)
        WILL PROVIDE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON OPERATORS PURGING OF THE M43AI.
        AS AN INTERIM THESE PROCEDURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
             A. AFTER OPERATIONAL CHECKS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED AND THE ALARM
        WILL NOT REACH THE GREEN AREA AND ARM/RESET, TURN THE DETECTOR OFF.
             B. OPEN CASE, FLIP PUMP SWITCH TO THE      ON POSITION, AND CLOSE





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        CASE.
             C. ENSURE AIR FILTER IS CLEAN AND INSTALL FLOW METER/CHARCOAL
        FILTER ON AIR INLET PORT.
             D. TURN DETECTOR ON AND ADJUST VOLUME TO LOW LEVEL.
             E. LET THE DETECTOR RUN FOR A FEW MINUTES. IF NEEDLE DOES NOT
LOSE OFF AIR
        OUTLET VALVE UNTIL METER IS NEAR LEFT SIDE. THIS CLOSING OFF OF THE
        AIR VALVE WILL EXPEDITE PURGING AND SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED OFF MORE
        THAN TEN SECONDS AT A TIME. REPEAT THE ABOVE UNTIL THE ALARM CEASES.
             F. WHEN NEEDLE IS IN THE GREEN AREA, TURN OFF DETECTOR. OPEN

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File Room = aug96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-32
Box ID = BX000490
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = DAILY STAFF JOURNAL ARCENT 7 - 8 SEP 90
Folder Seq # = 26
Subject = MSG PURGING B8A1 CHEMICAL AGENT ALARM
Document Seq # = 64
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 20-SEP-1996