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 outer shell inspection
Proximity clothing does not require inspection.
The moisture barrier inspection.
The thermal liner 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.
Delamination, discoloration, thin spots, holes, tears, embrittlement, cracking, burns abrasions and worn spots.
Damage to the reflective trim.
Suppleness and flexibility.
Reflectivity of the aluminized surface is a major factor in heat protection.
The aluminized shell should be repaired or replaced if:
A “rainbow pattern” appears when exposed to sunlight
It does not reflect the light from a focused beam flashlight from a distance of 40 feet.
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 has been worn more than six times.
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