Section IV. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Maintenance procedures applicable to the operator are, for the most part, limited to servicing and secondary type
maintenance on the commercial equipment which forms a part of the shelter system. Many of these servicing and
maintenance procedures are outlined in the commercial publications supplied with the various items of equipment. This
section contains those procedures not covered by commercial publications or procedures deemed to be operator
3-8. Duplicator Blanket
A new blanket (Item 17, App. D) should be cleaned thoroughly with blanket solvent before duplicator is operated, to
remove the fine powder on surface of new blanket. The maximum life of a blanket may be obtained by frequently
rotating it in use with one or more extra blankets reserved for this purpose. In this manner a blanket is given time to dry
out and recuperate from the effects of pressure, inks, and operating solutions used during production. Where frequent
cleaning of the blanket is required because of large number of masters used (short runs), the blanket should be rotated
every day. To prepare a blanket for recuperation, clean blanket thoroughly with blanket solvent while still on cylinder.
Remove blanket from cylinder and lightly dust rubber surface with blanket dust. Hang blanket in a cool, dry place with
both surfaces exposed to air. Do not roll the blanket or place it on any object which would retard drying.
3-9. Water Storage Tank
Fill water storage tank as follows:
a. Check that faucet and all valves in the water line are closed.
b. Remove the tank filler cap located on the roof of the shelter.
c. Fill the tank to its full capacity of approximately 10 gallons (37.8 liters) with clean water, and replace the filler cap.
d. Open the humidifier supply valve allowing the humidifier water tank to fill to its preset level.