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:
Proximity clothing does not require inspection.
The outer shell inspection
The thermal liner 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:
Damage to the reflective trim.
Large blisters and smoke stains.
Suppleness and flexibility.
Delamination, discoloration, thin spots, holes, tears, embrittlement, cracking, burns abrasions and worn spots.
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
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.
It does not reflect the light from a focused beam flashlight from a distance of 40 feet.
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