Table 3-3. Collapsible Fabric Tank And Drums Repair Outfit Components
(OF6E1) BOV-USA-1 (Continued)
N.F. CLEANER/DEGREASER, 1 PINT
PROTECTIVE POLYETHYLENE SHEET (18 X 18 INCH)
INSTRUCTION WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTOGRAPHS
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS, each set has sheets for 4
RESEALABLE BAG, NON REFLECTIVE TAN
Provide a smooth, firm surface (table, board, etc.) under the tank fabric to be repaired. Position the
protective sheet (Item 12, Table 3-3) between the area to be repaired and the adjacent tank fabric to prevent
the fabric from sticking together.
Use repair patch(es) (Item 1, Table 3-3) in a size required to overlap hole at least 2 inches (5.1 cm) on all
If two patches (Item 1, Table 3-3) are required to cover the hole, make sure second patch overlaps first patch
by 2 inches (5.1 cm).
The cleaning fluids and adhesives in the repair kit are flammable and toxic to the skin, eyes, and
respiratory tract. Skin and eye protection are required. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors, and
minimize skin contact. Protective gloves and respirator masks are part of the repair kit (Items 7 and 13,
Table 3-3). Good general ventilation is normally adequate. Keep away from excessive heat, open flames,
or other sources of ignition. Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using these chemicals.
Do not use the Cleaner/Degreaser near aluminum fittings on the tank. Contact of the Cleaner/Degreaser
to aluminum can cause explosive gases to form. These gases can cause further damage to the tank or
injury to personnel.
Degreasing tank fabric can result in processing oils and waxes being drawn to the fabric surface. This
impairs adhesion of the Fluid Elastomer (adhesive) to the tank fabric. Tank fabric should be tested for
compatibility with Cleaner/Degreaser.