Advanced Inspection - Proximity Suit
Performing an Advanced Inspection for proximity clothing is nearly identical to performing an Advanced Inspection for structural coats and pants, the difference is:
The thermal liner inspection
Proximity clothing does not require inspection.
The outer shell inspection
The moisture barrier inspection.
The outer shell of proximity clothing must be detached from the other layers of the garment before performing an Advanced Inspection.
You should check the outer shell for:
Large blisters and smoke stains.
Damage to the reflective trim.
Delamination, discoloration, thin spots, holes, tears, embrittlement, cracking, burns abrasions and worn spots.
Suppleness and flexibility.
Reflectivity of the aluminized surface is a major factor in heat protection.
The aluminized shell should be repaired or replaced if:
It has been worn more than six times.
A “rainbow pattern” appears when exposed to sunlight
Quality of the outer shell is dull or if the aluminized surface is damaged or abraded to the degree or cracked to the degree where the bare fabric is exposed.
It does not reflect the light from a focused beam flashlight from a distance of 40 feet.
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