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RECOVERY QUARANTINE EQUIPMENT
FAMILIARIZATION AND OPERATIONS MANUAL
An American Standard Company 7700 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, Virginia 22046
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION 2
2. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION 2
2.1 Mobile Quarantine Facility 2
2.2 Transfer Tunnel 3
2.3 Biological Isolation Container 3
3. OPERATING PROCEDURE 3
3.1 Mobile Quarantine Facility 3
3.1.1 Moving MQF 3
3.1.2 Electrical 4
3.1.3 Negative Pressure System 7
3.1.4 Climatic Control System 8
3.1. 5 Fresh Water System 8
3.1.6 Waste System 9
3.1. 7 Emergency Oxygen System 10
3.1.8 Emergency Over-pressure System 11
3.1.9 Transfer Lock 12
3.2 Transfer Tunnel 13
3.2.1 Shipboard 14
3.2.2 LRL 15
4. MAINTENANCE 15
5. ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 18 1.
The Recovery Quarantine Equipment, consisting of Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), Transfer Tunnels, Biological Isolation Containers, (BIC) and Decontaminant Containers were designed to biologically isolate the lunar landing flight crew and support personnel while they are being transported from the recovery area to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas.
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize personnel with the equipment design features and operating procedures.
All drawings referenced at the beginning of equipment descriptions or procedures are bound into Section 5 of this manual.
2. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
2.1 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF)
Drawing numbers, R630898, R536706, R536694
The MQF is an independent, completely self-contained skid mounted
unit containing sub-systems to biologically isolate while sustaining the flight crew and their support personnel during the trip from the recovery area and Lunar Receiving Laboratory. The MQF provides sleeping, lounging, eating, bathing and toileting facilities for six persons. Biological isolation is maintained with a redundant exhaust fan and high efficiency filter syst~ each fan system operates singly. A single system will maintain a negative pressure within the MQF. This negative pressure is monitored on a manometer and is controllable by varying the speed of the fans and
the inlet airflow.
The air cooling and heating systems are separate units and are redundant. They condition the air within the MQF but an air exchange is obtained by the negative pressure system.
Fresh water is supplied to each outlet from external pressurized source or from an internal storage tank and pump. Hot water is provided by a heater and tank located within the MQF.
Toilet system contains and stores the fecal and urine wastes in a holding tank. The other waste waters are held in separate holding tanks.
A pass through decontaimination lock is provided in the galley area.
This lock is used to pass articles into or out of the MQF.
External electrical power may be provided from two sources, 440 volts 3 phase 60 hz AC or 28 volts DC. The MQF has equipment to condition these types of electrical power to 120 volts 1 phase 60 hz AC power or it can generate its own 120 volt 1 phase 60 hz AC power. The MQF contains an internal power switching station through which an operator can sel~ct power
from the various sources. The power generating unit is controllable from within the MQF. Emergency power is also provided to maintain isolation in the event that any of the main power sources should fail.
A spreader bar and rigging system is provided for lifting the MQF with a single hook.
2.2 Transfer Tunnel
Drawing numbers R630899, R536738
Transfer tunnels provide a biologically isolated passage between the spacecraft/MQF and the MQF/LRL. These tunnels are fabricated from plastic material which is supported by an exterior frame work. The ends of the tunnel are attached to the MQF and the spacecraft or the LRL. The tunnel is expendable but the frame is reusable and it is stowed in a container on the outside of the MQF.
2.3 Biological Isolation Container (BIC)
Drawing number R359227
The biological isolation container is a reinforced plastic bag with a high efficiency filter inserted in one side and is closed with a plastic zipper which is sealed with cement. These containers are used to isolate the lunar sample boxes, flight tapes and other equipment and samples during the trip from the MQF while aboard the recovery ship directly to the LRL.
3. OPERATING PROCEDURE
3.1 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF)
3" 1.1 Moving the MQF
Mobile Quarantine Facility R630898 3 sheets
Mobile Quarantine Facility R536706 4 sheets
Frame, MQF R536694 1 sheet
Hoisting Assembly SL 1860 1 sheet
Hoisting Assembly (SS) SL 1879 1 sheet The MQF is designed to be moved as "Pa11etized Cargo". The frame is configured to be compatible with the 463 L Palletized Cargo Handling System. A Hoisting Assembly is also included for lifting the MQF with a single hook. The Hoisting Assembly is designed so that the Single Pear Ring can be adjusted to a position over the center of gravity of the MQF, thus permitting the MQF to be lifted in a level position.
Longitudinal hardwood skids are attached to the bottom of the frame so that the MQF can be slid over a smooth level surface for short distances.
All towing or skiding must be with a flexible cable attached around the frame cross beams at the ends of the unit. NOTE: The rings on the frame are NOT for towing or skiding.
The 27 rings around the frameof the MQF, are provided to tie-down a restraining net. These rings must NOT be used for towing or securing the MQF.
3.1.2 Electrical System
Mode Panel (Control Panel) Power Distribution Schematic MQF
Schematic Emergency-Essential I Schematic Emergency-Essential II
R630902 2 sheets R536964 1 sheet R536720
R536712 2 sheets R453443
The electrical system is made up of two sub-systems, each sub-system being supplied power from different sources. The overall system is so configured that both sub-systems can be operated from a single source, upon the failure of a single supply. In addition, an emergency battery powered system is provided to automatically maintain power to the negative pressure system whenever a power supply fails. The overall electrical system contains an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that will supply a restricted amount of power to operate the MQF during the ground transportation phase of the recovery operations or during an extended period of power failure.
The MQF is configured to receive electrical power from land or sea based sources (440 volts 3 phase 60 hz AC) or from aircraft sources (28 volts DC) and to convert these power "Inputs" to 120 volts 1 phase 60 hz AC power for use throughout the MQF. The MQF can also generate a limited amount of 120 volts 1 phase 60 hz AC power.
Connecting Main Power
Starting with a NO POWER configuration •••• first, close all circuit breakers (JE1, APU, Mode Panel) and place all switohes on the Mode Panel in a NORMAL position and select which "Climatic" units, air conditioners or space heaters are to be used. Now, using one of the following procedures, connect the MQF to the desired electrical power source.
Procedure I. ship/LRL - 440 volt 3 phase 60 hz AC
A. OPEN the switches to the source receptacles located in the land or ship base power systems.
B. Connect the two mode cable plugs P5 and P6 (reference drawing number R630902) to the "Ship/LRL" receptacles JB1-J5A and JB1-J6A located on the service platform.
C. Connect the two service cable plugs Pl and P2 (reference drawing number R630902, 4 conductors each) to the 440 volt supply service and CLOSE receptacle switches.
D. Mode Panel: All switches in NORMAL position will provide power to all electrical outlets and appliances.
Procedure II. Auxiliary Power Unit - APU - 120 volts 1 phase 60 hz AC
This unit is wired directly into the electrical system.
A. Start APU per manufacturer's instructions. Three control stations are provided- two outside and one inside MQF on mode panel.
B. Mode Panel:
1. Select which "Main Buss" is to be used and position the "APU MAIN BUSS SELECTOR" switch to this number.
2. Switch the selected ''Main Buss" No. 1 or No.2 to "APU".
3. Switch the remaining ''Main Buss" to "APU".
4. Switch the following to "APU".
"Essential Buss" I "Essential Buss" II "Water Pump"
Lights - Lounge Lights - Lavatory Lights - Chair Lights - Galley
Procedure III. Aircraft - 28 volts DC
A. Connect the two mode cable plugs P5 and P6 (reference drawing number R630902) to Aircraft receptacles in a box JB1-J5B and JBl-J6B (reference drawing number R630902) located on MQF service platform.
B. ~ the switches to receptacle located within the Aircraft.
C. Connect the two service cable plugs P3 and P4, (reference drawing number R630902, 2 conductors each) to the Aircraft 28 volt DC service and CLOSE receptacle switches.
D. Mode Panel:
Place all switches in NORMAL position.
This will provide power for the following:
"Essential Buss" I "Essential Buss" II "Water Pump"
Light Busses except "Bunk-Lights"
There will be NO power provided to the following:
"Utility Buss No.1" - Oven "Utility Buss No.2" - Water Heater
''Main Buss No.1" - Air Conditioner and Space Heater ''Main Buss No.2" - Air Conditioner and Space Heater
Connecting Emergency Battery System
The emergency battery system should be connected after the main electrical supply system. This emergency system is connecting into the main system by closing the switch which is located on the side of the converter, MG5. The DC/AC converter, MG5 is located within a box on the service platform.
Changing Power Sources
Changing from one power source to another without interrupting the operation of the MQF can be accomplished by using any of the following procedures:
I. Changing from 440 volts to APU
A. Follow connecting Procedure II Auxiliary Power Unit - APU.
B. ~ the switches to the 440 volts power receptacles which are located in the land or~ip based power systems.
c. Disconnect service cable plugs PI and P2 (4 conductors each) and stow cables on MQF.
II. Changing from APU to Aircraft
A. Follow connecting Procedure III Aircraft - 28 volts DC.
B. Stop APU per manufacturer's instructions.
III. Changing from Aircraft to APU
A. Follow connecting Procedure II Auxiliary Power Unit - APU.
B. OPEN switches to power receptacles located on the Aircraft.
C. Disconnect service cable plugs P3 and P4 (2 conductors each) and stow cables on MQF.
IV. Changing from APU to 440 volts
A. Follow connecting Procedure I Ship/LRL - 440 volts 3 phase
B. Stop APU per manufacturer's instructions.
Any electrical failures will be indicated on the Mode Panel.
A. A !lFailed Circuit" will be depicted by its "Circuit Indicator Lamp" being out.
B. A "Failed Source" when operating from 440 volts or 28 volts services will be indicated with the sounding of the Emergency Power alarm and the lighting of the Indicator Lamp. Further indication to which source failed will be depicted by all circuit lamps with the exception of the Essential Circuit being OUTo
C. APU failure will be indicated with the sounding of the Emergency Power alarm and the lighting of the Indicator Lamp. Further indication will be noted by "all circuit indicator lamps being out with the exception of the Essential Circuits" 0 The APU ampmeter and voltmeter will also provide addt - tiona1 information.
Changing to Alternate Power Source
A circuit from one power source can be switched to the other power source simply by switching the circuit from NORMAL to ALTERNATE. The Indicator Lamp will denote the presence of electrical power. If it is desirable, the APU can supply power under a failure simply by following the connection Procedure II Auxiliary Power Unit - APU.
NOTE: Operation of all light fixtures at maximum rate from ~ source will result in an OVERLOAD to the light circuit transformers.
3.1.3 Negative Pressure and Air Exchange System
Mobile Quarantine Facility R630898 Sheet 3
Mode Panel R536964 Sheet 1
Schematic~ Essential A R453443
Schematic, Essential B R453431 Biologica1isolation is achieved by maintaining a negative pressure within the MQF (.2 inch of water) so that all leakage will be into the unit and
all exhausted air is pumped out through high efficiency filters. The system
is redundant. two sub-systems, each operating from its own circuit (Essential Busses I and II). Each sub-system is backed up with an emergency power source which will automatically supply power when a regular power supply fails.
The rate of air exchanged and the amount of negative pressure within the MQF is controlled by manually varying the speed of the fans and/or the throttling of the inlet ports. The amount of negative pressure is measured on manometers located above the Mode Panel.
There is also a pressure control, which sounds an alarm and li.ghts an Indicator Lamp located on the Mode Panel whenever the negative reaches -0.1 inches of water. This is the minimum allowable pressure.
3.1.4 Climatic Conditioning System
Mobile Quarantine Facility Mode Panel
The MQF is equipped with two air conditioners and two space heaters.
Each unit is controlled with a separate thermostat. The air conditioner thermostats are mounted on bulkheads while the space heater thermostats are mounted within each heater. The bathroom heater and bunkroom air conditioner
are e l ec t r Lcd ly interconnected so that only one of the units can be operated at anyone time. The lounge heater and air conditioner are similarly interconnected.
The type of unit to be operated is selected at the Mode Panel but each unit contains its own OFF/ON switch. The air conditioner has an OFF/ON twospeed switch mounted on its right side. The space heater has an OFF/ON variable switch on its front.
The operation of the Climatic Conditioning System varies with the type of electrical power supplied to the MQF. Whenever the MQF is connected to 440 volts AC - the total system can be operated; 28 volts DC - neither forward or aft units can be operated; APU - either forward or aft units can be operated.
3.1.5 Fresh Water System
Water System R452S72
The water system in the MQF provides full service, both when connected to an external pressurized supply and when the unit is completely selfcontained.
To operate the water system from a pressurized external supply, connect a hose - 3/4 or 1-1/2 inch diamater - to the MQF Fresh Water Inlet fitting located on the forward right side of the unit. The inlet section is equipped with a check valve, permitting no internal water to flow out. The system is also equipped with an over pressure relief valve to protect all internal plumbing from damage. Whenever the system has been drained,
bleed the air from the system by opening all faucets (water outlets). Special care is needed to bleed all air from the hot water tank before switching ON the heater. The hot water tank, heater and heater switch are located beneath the lavatory sink.
To operate the water system in the self-contained mode, fill the 30 gallon tank before disconnecting from the pressurized system. To fill the water tank, OPEN the crossover valve located under the lower forward right hand bunk, see reference drawing R452572-item 4. This valve is used only
for filling the tank and MUST be closed at all other times. Upon completion of the filling operation, disconnect the pressurized water supply. Re~ove supply hose, the check valve will automatically close off the units internal system, replace the 3/4 inch cap and stow the "3/4-1-1/2" adapter if used. After the filling operation and disconnect has been completed, turn ON the Water Pump. The switch is located in the galley. The water pump switch should be OFF during the external pressurized operation. The self-contained system is automatic - the water pump control senses the pressure of the water system, so whenever a faucet is 9Pened the pump will turn on and when the faucet is closed the pump will turn off.
A water filter is provided to filter only the cold water used in the galley sink.
The hot water heater will ~ operate whenever the MQF is connected to the Aircraft 28 volts DC power.
3.1.6 Waste System
Mobile Quarantine Facility Waste System Schematic Tank Probe Schematic
R536706 R453884 R453495 R536964
The waste system is fabricated with plastic materials and is dividied into three separate parts. The left side system drains and holds waste liquids from the transfer lock, bunkroom air conditioner and bathroom lavatory. The right side system drains and holds waste liquids from the lounge air conditioner, galley sink and bath tub. The center system drains and holds waste from the toilet only.
The b~o side tanks have a capacity of approximately 17.5 gallons each and the tanks are equipped with a FULL/EMPTY indicating system. To check the condition of a tank, push the switch, mounted on Mode Panel, to the desired tank, if the tank is empty a light will so indicate, if the tank indicates FULL - the tank contains approximately 13 gallons of waste liquid. The remaining 4.5 gallons capacity is for the decontaminating solution which is to be added before the tanks may be emptied.
The center tanks have a total capacity of approximately 40 gallons, 7 gallons in the "Set-In" tank and 33 gallons in the under floor tanks. A deodorizing solution (Aqua Kem) should be added to the "Set-In" tank after the tank has been dumped into the under floor tank and before the toilet has been used~
The galley sink, lavatory, transfer lock, and air conditioner drains
are equipped with "traps" to stop any back flow of gas from the holding tanks. The bath tub DOES NOT contain a trap, so therefore the stopper must be used to keep the gases from the holding tank from entering the bathroom.
The automatic toilet flush has been disconnected and the toilet must be flushed with the hand spray. Therefore, it is necessary to pre-wet the toilet bowl. before usage. For urine only pre-wet slightly. For urine and feces usage pre-wet and provide enough water for floatation of paper and solids. The procedure for "Hand Spray Flush" is:
1. Hold hand spray in ready position over bowl.
2. Depress thumb button. This prepares for the blast of water used to c lean bowl.
3. Step on the foot pedal. This dumps the contents of the bowl and it also sends fresh water through the hand spray into the toilet bowl.
4. Spray bowl clean.
5. Release foot pedal. This shuts off all flushing water flow.
To empty any of the holding tanks, connect a hose to the desired outlet on the forward end of the MQF and open the proper Ball Dump Valve. The handles for the side tanks are located on the respective side of the
MQF near the forward end. The toilet waste Set-In holding tank is adjacent to the toilet and has an Easy Slide Valve next to the bathroom floor. The handle of this valve can be reached through the opening in the bottom front of the tank. To empty the Set-In tank, unclip the Easy Slide Valve handle and pull. out handle. The hand spray may be used to flush the interior of the tank. To empty the underfloor center tank,the MQF must be raised sufficiently high so that the Center Ball Dump Valve handle can be operated. The MQH must be tilted, forward end down, to completely drain the underfloor tanks.
3.1.7 ~ergency Oxygen System
Oxygen System R453006
Oxygen Alarm Schematic R453443
Mobile Quarantine Facility R536706
The MQF is equipped with an emergency oxygen system. designed to supply oxygen to six passengers for thirty (30) oxygen supply, pressure regulator/control, alarm switch and been doubled for safety reasons.
The system is minutes. The alarm horn have
The supply tanks, regulator/controls and pressure switches are located beneath the lower right hand aft bunk. The system has thirteen oxygen masks located in the following places, one by each chair and bunk and one in the bathroom.
The system is controlled with Automatic-Opening, Altitude-Compensating regulator which becomes operative automatically upon cabin depressurization and continues to deliver oxygen until the cabin pressure has returned to a pressure altitude at which the regulator has been preset to automatically close. A manual override is provided to enable the oxygen to be switched
"ON" in the event of failure of the automatic feature. The outlet flow rates vary with altitude, consequently, the system provides high efficiency relative to oxygen consumption.
If during the aircraft flight the pressure altitude within the MQF reaches 12,000 feet ± 1,000 feet, the oxygen will be automatically released to each outlet valve and the warning horns will sound (bunkroom-lounge). Upon hearing the oxygen warning horn the passengers ~ withdraw the detent pins from their outlet valves and place the masks to their faces.
The system will automatically shut off whenever the pressure altitude returns to 12,000 feet ± 1,500 feet.
The warning horns can be shut off by pressing the RED button adjacent to either horn. The warning horn system automatically resets upon release of all oxygen supply lines pressure. A test switch is provided on the mode panel to check the warning horns.
The oxygen tanks must be disconnected and removed for refilling. This operation should be done only by qualified personnel.
3.1.8 Emergency Over-pressure System
Mobile Quarantine Facility R536706 Item 14
The MQF is equipped with two Blow-Out panels to relieve an overpressure which could damage the structure. The panels are designed to blow-out with an over-pressure of 6 inches ± 1 inch of water. The panels are normally restrained by external doors to guard against damage and against accidental blow-out caused by slamming a door.
During an aircraft flight it is only necessary to remove the external doors to make it possible for the panel to function if an over-pressure occurs.
Replace external doors immediately upon the landing of the aircraft.
3.1.9 Transfer Lock
Aisle Panel R453lll Control Panel R359964
Assumed: Outside door is closed but unlocked.
Operation: Transfer item from outside in.
Steps: 1. Outside Operator
A. Open door
B. Place item on rack in lock tank
C. Close outside door
2. Inside Operator
A. Depress outside lock button
B. Open inside door
C. Remove item from lock tank
Assumed: Outside door is closed and locked.
Operation: Transfer item from inside out.
Steps: 1. Inside Operator
A. Open inside door
B. Place item on rack in lock tank
c. Close inside door, and engage lock by moving inside lock lever toward aisle
D. Open FILL VALVE
E. TURN ON FILL PUMP AND FILL LIGHT
F. The decontamination period starts whenever flow is observed in the overflow indicator.
G. After decontamination has been completed, close the Fill Valve, shut off the Fill Pump and Fill Light
H. Open the Solution Drain valve, turn ON the Empty Pump
and Empty Light
I. After all solution has return to the reservoir, close the Solution Drain valve and open the Rinse Drain valve.
J. Open and Close Rinse Water several times - this action will cause fresh water to spray about the item inside the lock tank
K. Close Rinse Water valve, after all Rinse Water has been pumped out. Close Rinse Drain valve, Shut Off Empty Pump and Empty Light
L. Unlock outside door
2. Outside Operator
A. Open outside door and remove item
B. Close outside door
Filling Transfer Lock with Solution
Follow operation procedure until inside door is open.
Fill the upper tank with solution, open Solution Drain valve and turn on Empty Pump and Empty Light.
The level of the solution in the reservoir can be checked in the Light Gauge on the reservoir.
Emptying Solution from Transfer Lock.
The solution must first be pumped into the upper tank and then pumped out through the Rinse Drain.
NOTE: Before emptying Transfer Lock make sure there is sufficient capacity in the Left Side holding tank.
3.2 Transfer Tunnel
Isolation Tunnel Assembly R53670l Spacecraft Frame R359825
3.2.1 Assembly Procedure - Shipboard Tunnel
1. Remove packaged tunnel from container and place on deck.
2. Unfold tunnel so that the spacecraft interface is down against
3. Position the unfolded tunnel such that the bottom of the tunnel is next to MQF, side door.
4. Position the aluminum support risers on the deck beside the tunnel, extending out from each side of the tunnel in the following order:
No.7, 6, 5, 11 , 4, 3, 3, 4.
5. Insert spacecraft cross support No. 10 into the appropriate
6. Insert the support risers No.7, 6, 5, 11, 4, 3, 3, 4 into the appropriate loops beginning with the spacecraft interface riser No.7 and progressing upward, from the deck to the MQF interface riser No.4.
7. Insert the three wide cross supports No.9, and the four narrow cross supports No.8, into the appropriate loops.
8. Insert the ends of the cross supports into the upper end of the support risers.
9. Place the two narrow bases No.1 and the two wide bases No. 2R and 2L in their approximate position on the deck.
10. With a man on each side of the narrow section and a man on each side of the wide section, raise the tunnel to a vertical- position.
11. Starting at the MQF side interface, position the support risers on the base sections.
12. Using the hook-eyes on the base sections and the cross supports, lash the assembled tunnel frame to the deck.
13. Using a good grade pressure sensitive tape, seal the MQF flange to the inside of the MQF door.
14. Insert the spacecraft frame into the spacecraft end of tunnel.
15. Prepare spacecraft harness for interface with the spacecraft.
16. Place frame against spacecraft, connect harness hooks to spacecraft dolly.
17. After transfer has been completed, drop the flap and seal spacecraft end.
18. Loosen spacecraft frame and disconnect tunnel from frame.
19. Resecure spacecraft frame to spacecraft.
20. In reverse order disassemble tunnel support frame and stow.
21. Tunnel is drawn into MQF.
22. Close door to MQF.
3.2.2 Assembly Procedure - LRL Tunnel
Isolation Tunnel Assembly R536738
1. Remove packaged tunnel from container and place on dock.
2. Unfold tunnel so that the MQF interface is down against dock.
3. Position the unfolded tunnel such that the bottom of the tunnel is next to the LRL door.
4. Position the aluminum support risers on the dock beside the tunnel, extending out from each side of the tunnel in the following order:
No.4, 3, 3, 4, 12.
5. Insert the LRL support risers No.4, 3, 3, 4, 12 into the appropriate loops beginning with the MQF interface riser 12 and progressing upward, from the dock to the LRL interface riser No.4.
6. Insert the five cross supports No.8 into the appropriate loops.
7. Insert the ends of the cross supports into the upper end of the support risers.
8. Place the two bases No.1 in their approximate position on the
9. With one man on each side of the base section and one man on each end section (riser No. 12) raise the tunnel to a vertical position.
Exterior of MQF
The shell of the MQF is coated with an acrylic lacquer and should be cleaned with a mild non-abrasive soap or detergent. The cleaning solution should be applied with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Cleaning should be followed by rinsing with clear water and the unit wiped dry with a chamois of soft cloth. A protective wax coating is necessary when the finish is exposed to salt air.
Strong solvents or abrasive cleaners will remove the lacquer finish and the aluminum will become oxidized.
To clean the exterior after oxidation has taken place, the following procedure is recommended:
1. Wash the unit with a mild detergent using moderately hot water.
Remove all dirt, being careful not to scratch the aluminum.
2. Remove all traces of the acrylic coating with a good grade of lacquer solvent.
3. Use a ready made aluminum cleaning preparation such as those designed for use on aircraft. Care must be taken so not to scratch the surface. It is recommended that cleaner be applied by hand, rubbing with the grain of the aluminum. Do one complete sheet or section of the shell at a time.
4. The cleaned area should then be wiped with a good grade lacquer thinner and the area covered with a clean acrylic lacquer.
The clear sections of all windows are constructed of Plexiglass and must be cleaned with mild soap or detergent. After removal of all abrasive materials, the windows can be polished with a plexiglass approved polish.
Interior Walls and Furniture
':the interior of the MQF is painted with "Refset". This paint was applied by NASA/MSC.
Vinyl-asbestos floor tile should be cleaned with warm water and detergent, and coated with a good grade clear wax. Clean the carpet with vacuum cleaner for general dust and dirt, for soiled areas clean with good grade carpet cleaner.
Drapes and Upholstery
When storing the unit where the sun will shine in through a window, it is a good idea to cover the windows with aluminum foil. If and when the upholstery becomes soiled, a good quality dry cleaning type upholstery cleaner can be used. The drapes are fiberglas and washable.
The work surfaces in the MQF are of melamine laminate; they resist alcohol, fruit stains, scratches, acid, household alkali and heat up to 275 degrees Fo Waxing will help preserve the luster. Never use abrasive cleaners or use the surface for slicing or cutting. Protect from hot vessels.
Cleaning Surfaces of Stainless Steel
For routine cleaning. ordinary soap or detergent and water will usually do the work. Stubborn spots or stains that resist soap and water usually can be removed with a mild abrasive household cleaner. When applying an abrasive cleaner, be sure to rub in the direction of the polish lines on the steel to preserve the original finish.
Lavatory and Tub
The lavatory bowl, counter top, and the tub in the MQF are made of Long-weartng , light weight, high strength material. To clean, use soap or d(';tergent only.
NOTE~ NEVER scour with abrasive - a good silver cream type cleaner is reconnneuded fOlr cleaning stubborn areas.
~tive Pressure and Air Remova.l System
The bearings in the fan motors are lubricated for life, and the brushes of the Var Lac normally will last indefinitely. Therefore, the only maintenance needed is to operate these units for ten minutes once a month to keep seal operative. The high efficiency filter will need replacement, the exact time depends upon the amount of dust or dirt drawn into the filter. An average usage time is about 1,000 hours.
The water system needs little maintenance. The cartridge for the galley filter is replaced when flow becomes too slow for convenience. Instructions for changing are on filter package. The water pump drive belt should be checked for tension. If faucets leak, repack with standard faucet washers. Check line area for leakage.
Al1 tanks should be dumped and flushed with clean water and drained of all water before storage. To be sure that all water has been removed, raise the lounge end of the unit about one foot.
The unit is fabricated from stainless steel. The interior surface of the r®servoir is coated with a neopreme. The upper tank must be rinsed clean of all decontaminating solution. To increase the life of the unit. the upper cank should be wiped dry be tween uses.
Upon the completion of a miSSion, the reservoir must be flushed and disassembled and DRIED outo
i'JOTE~ The 1'f~servoir cannot be pumped completely empty.
The follo'!!l7ing units are to be maintained according to their manufac.ture r ' s manuals:
1. Auxiliary Power Unit
2. Carter Converters
5. Oxygen Mask
5. ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
Reproduced on the pages that follow are copies of those engineering drawings which will assist in the familiarization with the Mobile Quarantine Facilities and equipment. Each of these drawings is referenced prior to discussion of a specific topic in each section of this manual.
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