installed, it will be flexed by pulling it
approximately 1/4 inch in diameter.
This action is accomplished by
webbing and pulling it in a back and
forth motion. This will assist in
breaking down the finishing glaze
that is applied to new nylon fabric.
Repeat the back and forth motion
until the glaze on the fabric is broken
down to such an extent that the belt
or harness can be readily adjusted.
accomplished on both sides of the
(2) Daily inspection. Perform the daily Inspection
using the following procedures
restraint harness, inertia reel strap webbing for:
Deterioration resulting from contact with
foreign matter, (i.e acid, petroleum based
products, strong caustic soaps) shall be cause
for removal from service. Surface mold or
mildew may be removed by washing. If no
deterioration is evident after washing, webbing
shall be considered serviceable.
Surface mold or mildew may be
Cuts of the webbing caused by a sharp-edged
instrument or object that severs the vertical or
horizontal yarns of the webbing, shall be
reason for removal.
Broken stitches Identified by missing, skipped,
torn or ruptured threads in the stitch pattern
Stitching may be repaired and will not be
cause for rejection TM 1-1500-204-23-1.
Fraying of the exterior surface of the webbing,
sufficient to obscure the identity of any yarn
exceeding 20 percent of the width or 2 inches
unserviceable. Fuzzing of the exterior surface
caused by broken individual filaments in the
yarns is not cause for rejection.
filaments in the yams is not cause for
Discoloration of webbing caused by contact
with strong caustic soaps, or acid shall be
reason for removal from service. Webbing
discoloration resulting from contact with metal
articles and hardware is not cause for
Webbing discolored or soiled by
hydraulic fluids shall be cleaned,
I.A.W. paragraph d, c. Fading of
webbing by subjection to sunlight is
deterioration and shall not be cause
alone for webbing rejection.
(b) Any metal restraint hardware which is
corroded or defective in operation shall be inspected for
operational use and replaced if found to be substandard
or excessively damaged. Missing or unserviceable
adjuster webbing retarder springs and loose or missing
bolts will be replaced.
(c) Check buckle mechanisms for ease of
locking and releasing. When locked, the latch should
not have a tendency to release inadvertently, nor should
it be excessively difficult to release.
(d) Pilot/troop type belts, check for freedom
of movement of the link within the mated hook and
guide bar. The link shall not bind in any position (i.e.
pivot and hook tip) within Its operating limits.