Table 3-1. Color Coding
For succeeding years and quarters, this cycle repeats.
(4) Reinspection. Cords requiring reinspection
will be retested and retagged If facilities are available. If
facilities are not available, cords shall be returned to
depot for reinspection.
(5) Condemnation. Cords not suitable nor
required for ground equipment or other uses shall be
administratively condemned or condition-condemned.
Cord Testing. Cords requiring testing shall be
tested when facilities are available. When facilities are
not available, return cords to depot for testing.
Elongation testing should be accomplished in the
(1) Test bungee or endless ring type cord as a
complete unit using suitable jigs or spools and test load
specified in table 3-2.
Jigs or spools for stretching shock absorber cords
should be smooth and not less than 1-1/2 inches in
diameter to prevent damaging cords during testing.
(2) Prepare straight and elastic exerciser cords
for testing by marking 6-inch gauge lengths on one side
of cord. Use a soft lead pencil for marking.
(3) Mark bungee cords with 6-inch gauge marks
penciled on opposite sides of ring.
(4) Attach cord to be tested to suitable jigs or
spools. Apply specified test pressure slowly.
(5) After test load has been applied, remove
cord from testing and measure between gauge marks.
(6) Reject cords which elongate more than 100
percent during test
(7) Reject cords which have gauge marks more
than 6-1/4 inches apart 10 minutes after pressure is
(8) After testing, fill in and attach a SERVICE-
ABLE TAG - MATERIEL (DD Form 1574) to cord with a
note: To be reinspected and retested 6 months from
Cord Storage. In addition to the general storage
requirements for rubber materials in paragraph 3-1a, the
following practices shall be employed during storage of
shock absorbers and elastic exerciser cords:
(1) Store cords so they shall not be subject to
(2) Keep stocks of cord at a minimum, but
consistent with operating requirements.