2-8. Fuel Cell Repair (Amfuel, Firestone, Uniroyal).
Fuel Cell Damage Classification and Repair
Limits. (General Information)
All regulations and instructions
for handling fuels shall be strictly
The following WARNINGS and CAUTIONS shall be
observed before and during removal, cleaning, repair,
and testing of fuel cells.
To prevent asphyxiation from fuel,
oil and alcohol fumes, you must
wear protective clothing, i.e., an
apron, an air supplied respirator,
a face shield and rubber gloves.
continuously pump air into the
tank when personnel are in the
tank. Ground the air hose to the
tank. Assign a person to monitor
the person in the tank in the event
he is overcome by fumes.
Use an explosometer to insure
safe conditions in the fuel cell
before starting work.
Acetone and repair adhesives are
flammable and toxic. Keep away
from heat, sparks and open flame.
Wear safety glasses, gloves and
protective clothing to prevent
contact. Wear a NIOSH approved
air-purifying respirator for organic
ventilated area. If contact occurs,
flush areas with water and get
medical attention. If ingestion
occurs get medical attention at
Work only in approved areas with
adequate ventilation and where
emergency equipment can move
freely. Initial deactivation must be
equipment are properly grounded.
Do not enter cell unless another
person is available as safety
Do not enter fuel cell wearing
shoes, or with tools in your
Do not allow hot work lamps to
contact fuel cell. Use only
explosion proof light.
Purge fuel cell prior to inspection
and repair. Refer to paragraph 2-
5f (4) purging procedure.
Be careful when handling fuel cell
at temperatures below 20°F (-
Do not expose fuel cell to any
source of strong light for a long
Do not puncture or scratch lining
of fuel cell. If lining is broken,
fuel penetrates and activates self-
sealing layers. Activated layers
swell and trap fuel. Activated
contaminates fuel system. This
makes it necessary to replace fuel
cell and flush fuel system.
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