MUSTANG SURVIVAL IMMERSION COVERALL QUICK DONNING MODEL MSD720

MUSTANG SURVIVAL IMMERSION COVERALL QUICK DONNING MODEL MSD720
MUSTANG SURVIVAL IMMERSION COVERALL
QUICK DONNING MODEL MSD720
NSN 8475 – 21 – 905 – 7960
DESCRIPTION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
14 SEPTEMBER 2005, REV: 1.2
Mustang Survival Canada
3810 Jacombs Road
Richmond, BC, V6V 1Y6
Tel: (604) 270-8631 Fax: (604) 270-0489
E-mail: [email protected]
WEB: www.mustangsurvival.com
Mustang Survival-USA
3870 Mustang Way
Bellingham, WA
USA 98226
Tel: (360) 676-1782 Fax: (360) 676-5014
E-mail:[email protected]
Mustang Survival MSD720
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................1
CONTACT ..................................................................................................................................1
RESPONSIBILITIES...................................................................................................................1
DESCRIPTION ...........................................................................................................................2
2.0 IMMERSION AND ANTI-EXPOSURE CLOTHING ............................................................. 2
2.1
2.2
2.3
HAZARDS ..................................................................................................................................2
WET SUITS ................................................................................................................................3
DRY SUITS ................................................................................................................................3
3.0 QUICK-DON FEATURES ................................................................................................... 4
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.16
SUIT ...........................................................................................................................................4
FLOTATION ...............................................................................................................................4
HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION.................................................................................................4
TESTING ....................................................................................................................................6
WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS.....................................................................................................6
NECK AND WRIST SEALS........................................................................................................6
ENTRY ZIPPER .........................................................................................................................8
ZIPPER THONG.........................................................................................................................9
ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPS.................................................................................................9
ADJUSTABLE ANKLE STRAPS..............................................................................................10
STORAGE POCKETS .............................................................................................................10
THERMAL HOOD ....................................................................................................................12
THERMAL MITTS ....................................................................................................................13
FOOT SOLES ..........................................................................................................................13
CONTAINER ............................................................................................................................14
DONNING INSTRUCTIONS ILLUSTRATED...........................................................................16
4.0 MAINTENENCE ................................................................................................................ 18
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
GENERAL ................................................................................................................................18
CLEANING ...............................................................................................................................18
SERVICE..................................................................................................................................18
INSPECTION............................................................................................................................19
REPAIRS..................................................................................................................................24
5.0 FOLDING AND PACKING PROCEDURE......................................................................... 28
6.0 SUMMARY........................................................................................................................ 32
7.0 PARTS LIST ..................................................................................................................... 33
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TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1. The Quick-Don Suit in the Water ...............................................................................................4
Figure 2. MSD720 Insulation Graph (data from DCIEM No. 90-TR-23) ...................................................5
Figure 3. Gently Stretching the Wrist Seal Opening .................................................................................7
Figure 4. Gently Stretching the Neck Seal Opening .................................................................................7
Figure 5. Entry Zipper ...............................................................................................................................8
Figure 6. Snagging Clothing in the Entry Zipper .......................................................................................8
Figure 7. Attached Zipper Thong ..............................................................................................................9
Figure 8. Adjustable Waist Straps.............................................................................................................9
Figure 9. Adjustable Ankle Straps...........................................................................................................10
Figure 10. Right Hand Mitt Pocket ..........................................................................................................10
Figure 11. Hood Pocket ..........................................................................................................................11
Figure 12. Thermal Hood (Side and Front Views) ..................................................................................12
Figure 13. Right Hand Thermal Mitt (Back and Palm Views)..................................................................13
Figure 14. Foot Soles (Hard-ribbed Rubber Covering) ...........................................................................14
Figure 15. Container ...............................................................................................................................14
Figure 16. Donning Instructions on the Container End ...........................................................................15
Figure 17. Step a. (Donning Instructions) ...............................................................................................16
Figure 18. Step b. (Donning Instructions) ...............................................................................................16
Figure 19. Step c. (Donning Instructions) ...............................................................................................17
Figure 20. Step d. (Donning Instructions) ...............................................................................................17
Figure 21. Recommended Zipper Cleaning Fluids and Waxes ..............................................................18
Figure 22. Step a. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................20
Figure 23. Step b. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................20
Figure 24. Step c. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................21
Figure 25. Step d. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................21
Figure 26. Step e. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................22
Figure 27. Step f. (Suit Leakage Test) ....................................................................................................22
Figure 28. Step g. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................23
Figure 29. Step h. (Suit Leakage Test) ...................................................................................................23
Figure 30. Step i. (Suit Leakage Test) ....................................................................................................24
Figure 31. Step j. (Suit Leakage Test) ....................................................................................................24
Figure 32. Simulated Tears and Suggested Patch Configurations (Not to Scale) ..................................26
Figure 33. Steps a., b. and c. (Folding and Packing)..............................................................................28
Figure 34. Step d. (Folding and Packing) ...............................................................................................29
Figure 35. Step e. (Folding and Packing) ...............................................................................................29
Figure 36. Step f. (Folding and Packing) ................................................................................................30
Figure 37. Step g. (Folding and Packing) ...............................................................................................30
Figure 38. Step h. (Folding and Packing) ...............................................................................................30
Figure 39. Step i. (Folding and Packing).................................................................................................31
Figure 40. Steps j. through l. (Folding and Packing)...............................................................................31
Figure 41. Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720 and Index Numbers .............................33
Figure 42. MSD720 Quick-Don Container and Index Numbers..............................................................34
Figure 43. Parts List for the Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720 ..................................34
Figure 44. Expendables List for the Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720......................35
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1.0
INTRODUCTION
1.1
GENERAL
1.1.1
This manual provides information on the hazards of cold-water immersion; the function and
features of the Mustang Survival Immersion Coverall Quick-Donning Model (also known as the
MSD720 Quick-Don). This manual also includes test, maintenance and repair instructions to
assist qualified Aviation Life Support Equipment Technicians.
1.1.2
Read this manual thoroughly to become familiar with the operation of the zippers, cinch straps,
seals, hood, and mitts. The lives of aircrew may depend on the condition of the MSD720
Quick-Don. Keep the manual in a convenient location for easy reference in the event that the
suit requires inspection, repair or cleaning.
1.1.3
This manual consists of seven sections, each organised into a number of subsections (see the
Table of Contents).
1.2
CONTACT
1.2.1
For further information concerning this manual or the suit, contact:
Government Technical Support Department
Mustang Survival Corp.
3810 Jacombs Road
Richmond, BC
V6V 1Y6
Tel. (604) 270-8631
Fax (604) 270-0489
E-mail: [email protected]
WEB: www.mustangsurvival.com
1.2.2
‘Velcro’ is a registered trademark of American Velcro Inc.
‘Barreloc’, ‘Looploc’, and ‘Ladderloc’ are trademarks of ITW Plastiglide.
‘Lycra’ is a registered trademark of DuPont.
1.3
RESPONSIBILITIES
1.3.1
Each operational organization is responsible for the instruction and survival training of all
aircrew and aircraft passengers in the following:
a. Operation of the suit
b. Purpose, use and operation of all accessories
c. Importance and method of inspections
1.3.2
The Aviation Life Support Equipment shop is responsible for:
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a. Inspection upon first issue from the supply depot or contractor
b. Periodic inspection and testing of the suit (see section 4.4)
c. Maintenance, cleaning and repair when required
d. Requisitioning and maintaining stocks of spare parts
e. Maintenance of inspection records for all Mustang MSD720 Quick-Don units
1.4
DESCRIPTION
1.4.1
Purpose
1.4.1.1 The Mustang MSD720 Quick-Don is a blend of ergonomic design and emergency hazards
protection. The suit, specifically engineered for emergency use in long-range maritime patrol
and transport aircraft, also performs well as a helicopter passenger suit.
1.4.2
Design
1.4.2.1 The Quick-Don is constructed from inherently buoyant, waterproof material, which is resistant
to petroleum and hydrostatic compression. It also provides excellent fire and flame protection,
as well as thermal insulating performance against extreme heat or cold.
1.4.2.2 The suit very effectively protects the user in the event of cold-water immersion. The watertight
design is facilitated by the fitting of high stretch, soft latex rubber seals at the neck and wrists.
1.4.2.3 Insulated, three finger thermal protective gloves are provided in readily accessible storage
pockets on the sleeves. The glove design provides good coordination for handling survival
equipment, personal gear, and boarding of rescue boats and liferafts. Don the insulated
thermal protective hood, stored in the thigh pocket, to minimize heat loss through the head.
1.4.3
Storage
1.4.3.1 The suit is conveniently stored, easily and quickly donned and is stowed for provision to
aircraft passengers, when required, for over-water flights. See section 5.0 of this document for
folding and packing information.
1.4.4
Fit
1.4.4.1 The Quick-Don suit is a universal adult size that should fit almost anyone requiring it in
emergency situations.
2.0
IMMERSION AND ANTI-EXPOSURE CLOTHING
2.1
HAZARDS
2.1.1
Cold-water immersion is a life-threatening situation, and your survival depends on the clothing
you wear. Cold, shock, hypothermia, loss of dexterity and mental sharpness and drowning are
your primary concerns. Many strong swimmers drown within metres of safety in cold water.
This suggests that many drown as a result of the rapid shock of immersion, causing immediate
hyperventilation, water ingestion, and often heart failure, which may occur in water below
º
15 C.
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2.1.2
Without adequate buoyancy and insulation, individuals rely on swimming ability and endurance
for survival. Your strength and endurance is seriously diminished in colder water, reducing
your ability to overcome waves, currents, spray, etc.
2.1.3
Hypothermia results when your body loses heat faster than it can be replaced. This can occur
º
in any environment below 37 C, our normal body core temperature. Water conducts heat away
from our body 25-30 times faster than air, presenting a high risk.
2.1.4
Shivering is the body’s way of generating heat to replace the heat that is lost. The smallest
blood vessels constrict close to the skin, reducing the blood circulation to your hands and feet.
Circulation to the body core is restricted, where it is needed most, resulting in a loss of
dexterity. As the effect of cold increases, muscles weaken and stiffen, leading to the loss of
feeling and reduced co-ordination. Your decision-making and thinking processes slow down.
2.1.5
Proper clothing reduces many of these hazards, improving your chances of survival. Clothing
should provide insulation from the cold and should not hinder mobility. Buoyancy should be
provided, either inherently in your outfit, or with an additional life preserver, preferably both.
2.1.6
Generally there are two types of immersion protective clothing:
a. Wet suits
b. Dry suits
2.2
WET SUITS
2.2.1
Wet suits allow some water in, but restrict water movement into and out of the suit. Your body
heats up the water that becomes, more or less, trapped in the suit. If the openings of the suit
become restricted, the warmed water will stay inside the suit longer, so heat loss is reduced. If
a wet suit is damaged or torn, the level of protection is reduced, although typically less than
with dry suits.
2.2.2
The typically more comfortable wet suits are more appropriate for constant wear than are dry
suits.
2.3
DRY SUITS
2.3.1
Dry suits protect you during cold-water immersion by using the trapped air as an insulation
layer from the cold water. Most dry suits utilise seals at the wrists, neck and ankles, unless
incorporating gloves and boots. These seals are made from waterproof materials, insulated or
non-insulated.
2.3.2
Quick-donning dry suits are typically bulkier than constant wear wet and dry suits, as they are
built large enough to be an adult “one size fits all” garment.
2.3.3
The Quick-Don Immersion Coverall is an insulated dry suit, constructed of neoprene foam,
which is 2 mm thick. The benefit of an insulted dry suit is that thermal protection is only
marginally diminished by limited water ingress.
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3.0
QUICK-DON FEATURES
Familiarize yourself with all the features of the suit to maximize its effectiveness. Illustrations
are provided as an additional reference.
3.1
SUIT
3.1.1
The bright red suit is constructed of 2 mm neoprene foam laminated with nylon Lycra on both
sides. The foam is inherently fire retardant, and provides excellent insulation from the cold and
good resistance to abrasion and puncture. The suit is not an extended wear garment and thus
it is not breathable, making it very hot to wear while seated in an aircraft during extended
flights. The neoprene foam is highly resistant to petroleum, oils, and lubricants.
Figure 1. The Quick-Don Suit in the Water
3.1.2
The Quick-Don dry suit is packed in a container for stowage, and includes a pair of 3 mm
neoprene mitts (stored in sleeve pockets), and a 2 mm neoprene thermal hood (stored in the
thigh pocket).
3.1.3
The nylon lamination provides some tear resistance, and allows for a smoother external
surface, providing increased comfort and ease in donning and doffing. The outer nylon
lamination is red, for increased visibility during SAR activities.
3.2
FLOTATION
3.2.1
The total inherent buoyancy of the MSD720 is dependent on the insulation thickness provided.
The 2 mm suit provides 62 Newtons (14 lbs) effective buoyancy, and the 3 mm version
provides 89 Newtons (20 lbs). Both the 2 mm and 3 mm versions are well within the maximum
limit established by helicopter passenger suit standards of 156 Newtons (35 lbs).
3.3
HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION
3.3.1
Immersion in cold water is a danger for anyone working on or near the water. The length of
time a person can survive in cold water largely depends on both the water’s temperature and
the thermal protection of their protective clothing.
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3.3.2
To create the most effective protection against hypothermia, Mustang Survival begins by
evaluating the clothing’s immersed Clo value, which depicts the level of thermal insulation a
garment provides. ‘Clo’ is a measurement of insulation, much like the ‘R’ values assigned to
fibreglass house insulation. We determine the rate at which heat is lost from the body, as well
as the difference in temperature between the skin and the water. Approximate predictions can
be made, from the Immersed Clo values, of the rate at which a person’s body temperature will
drop in cold water. These values are included in Figure 2.
3.3.3
Figure 2 indicates random samples of Immersed Clo values and the corresponding estimation
º
º
of survival time in cold water (assuming a thin person with a 5.5 F (3 C) drop in body core
temperature).
3.3.4
The Mustang model MSD720, 2 mm Immersion Coverall has been rated at 0.61 immersed Clo
(calm water). The 3 mm Immersion Coverall has been rated at 0.77 immersed Clo (calm
water).
Figure 2. MSD720 Insulation Graph (data from DCIEM No. 90-TR-23)
Estimated Calm
Water Survival
Time (hours)
º
Water Temperature ( C)
--------
2mm MSD720 Quick-Don
___
3mm MSD720 Quick-Don
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NOTE: When using Figure 2, keep in mind that the chart was derived empirically by
mathematical modeling and conservatively applied to the tenth percentile (thin)
individual.
With the complexity of factors involved, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy
of the predicted survival time on an individual case basis.
3.4
TESTING
3.4.1
Each MSD720 Quick-Don is tested and proven 100% watertight.
3.5
WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS
3.5.1
The weight and dimensions listed are that of the immersion coverall rolled and packed in the
storage case provided.
Version
Standard
Insulation
2mm
Custom
3mm
Storage Dimensions
16.5 cm X 48 cm or
6.5” X 19”
25 cm X 48 cm or
9.5” X 19”
Dry Weight
3.6 kg or
8 lbs.
5 kg or
11 lbs.
3.6
NECK AND WRIST SEALS
3.6.1
The seals are elastic, allowing the user to stretch each seal over their hand or head while
donning. The seals incorporate small ribs around the circumference of the opening, providing
added strength and tear resistance. However, the seals require careful usage to avoid rips,
which would result in the loss of their waterproof seal.
3.6.2
Latex rubber deteriorates with age, causing the seals to lose their elasticity, and eventually
crack when stretched. It is important that the seals are inspected, with the rest of the suit, at
regular intervals to ensure they will seal properly when required.
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3.6.3
To quickly check the seals:
a. Grasp the seal opening with two fingers.
b. Gently stretch the opening.
c. Watch for cracks, nicks, or tears near the opening of the seal.
Figure 3. Gently Stretching the Wrist Seal Opening
Figure 4. Gently Stretching the Neck Seal Opening
Return the suit immediately to Mustang for replacement upon detection of any of these
damages.
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3.7
ENTRY ZIPPER
3.7.1
The entry zipper (see Figure 5) is a heavy-duty neoprene zipper with nickel-silver teeth that
provides a watertight seal when closed and is located across the front chest, extending out to
both arms.
Figure 5. Entry Zipper
Hold left cuff
while pulling
zipper
3.7.2
The zipper closes left to right, from the wearer’s point of view. A nylon thong is attached to the
zipper slider, assisting the wearer in opening and closing the zipper.
3.7.3
It is possible to close the zipper up yourself, although we highly recommend having someone
assist.
CAUTION: Avoid snagging your clothing in the zipper, as this can break the zipper’s
seal.
Figure 6. Snagging Clothing in the Entry Zipper
3.7.4
The zipper should always be left in the open position while the suit is packed in the container.
The suit should be ready to don from the bag, as there is little time to open zippers while
donning in an emergency. See section 4.3.2 for zipper care procedures and for recommended
zipper cleaners and lubricants.
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3.8
ZIPPER THONG
3.8.1
The zipper thong (see Figure 7), used to open and close the zipper, is constructed of one-inch
wide black nylon webbing.
3.8.2
The free end of the thong incorporates three T-tabs, providing a positive grip. The Velcro on
the under side of the last tab mates with the Velcro on the zipper. Always attach the zipper
thong here to prevent snagging the zipper thong in the aircraft.
Figure 7. Attached Zipper Thong
Zipper Thong
Attach
zipper thong
here
3.9
ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPS
3.9.1
The waist straps (see Figure 8) are constructed of one-inch wide nylon webbing and provide
adjustment after donning the suit. The straps also assist donning in non-emergency situations.
If the straps are cinched right after pulling the suit up to the waist, then it will tend to stay up
while you put on the sleeves and pull the neck seal over your head. The straps also assist in
gathering up excess material.
Figure 8. Adjustable Waist Straps
Velcro
T-tab
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3.9.2
Make adjustments by pulling on the T-tabs at the free ends of the straps. The loose end
should be secured with the Velcro on the opposite side of the waist (see Figure 8).
3.10
ADJUSTABLE ANKLE STRAPS
3.10.1
The ankle straps (see Figure 9) are constructed of one-inch wide nylon webbing and provide
adjustment, and gathering of excess material, providing improved mobility while boarding rafts,
etc.
Figure 9. Adjustable Ankle Straps
T-tab
Velcro
3.11
STORAGE POCKETS
3.11.1
The pockets (see Figure 10) are constructed of a polyurethane-coated orange nylon fabric and
store the mitts and hood when not in use. The pockets for the mitts are located on each
sleeve, just above the wrist seals, and open downward at the wrist end.
Figure 10. Right Hand Mitt Pocket
Velcro at
pocket opening
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3.11.2
The pocket for the hood is located on the right thigh and opens upward from the top of the
pocket. The hood pocket incorporates two eyelets for water drainage.
Figure 11. Hood Pocket
Velcro at
pocket opening
Water drainage
eyelet
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3.12
THERMAL HOOD
3.12.1
A great deal of body heat escapes from the head area. Insulating the head in immersion
situations greatly enhances a person’s opportunity to survive. The thermal hood is to be worn
when needed, by removing it from the right thigh pocket and donning.
Figure 12. Thermal Hood (Side and Front Views)
Seam
Sealing
Tape
Adjustable
Neck Strap
3.12.2
The thermal hood (see Figure 12) is constructed of 3 mm neoprene, laminated with nylon
Lycra inside and out. The Lycra provides resistance to tears, allowing the hood to be
donned easily. The hood is red for increased visibility and is connected to the pocket with a
nylon strap, to avoid loss in high seas or adverse conditions. To avoid snagging during aircraft
egress, disconnect the lanyard from the hood and store it the pocket.
3.12.3
An adjustment strap is provided at the neck to allow securing or adjustment, where necessary.
The hood is universally sized and can be adjusted to fit by pulling on the free end of the
adjustment strap, until a comfortably snug fit is achieved.
NOTE: Wear the hood over the chin, while maintaining a breathing passage, for
maximum coverage and protection.
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3.13
THERMAL MITTS
3.13.1
The three-finger style thermal mitts (see Figure 13) are constructed using 3 mm neoprene.
The thumb and forefinger are separately covered to improve dexterity, and co-ordination while
boarding a raft. The backs of the mitts use neoprene laminated with Lycra, whereas the
palms use a textured neoprene for positive grip. The mitts are stowed in the sleeve pockets,
and are attached to the pockets with nylon straps.
Figure 13. Right Hand Thermal Mitt (Back and Palm Views)
Textured Neoprene
Neoprene/Lycra
Adjustment
Straps
Right Hand
Marking
Snap
3.13.2
The mitts are universally sized. Each mitt has a water restricting adjustment strap around the
wrist area, and may be adjusted by pulling on the free end until it feels comfortably snug. The
right mitt is stamped with “R” and the left is stamped with “L”. The snaps are reversed so the
left mitt cannot be attached to the right pocket and vice versa.
3.14
FOOT SOLES
3.14.1
The soles are laminated sharkskin neoprene (see Figure 14). The suit is shipped with an
additional hard ribbed rubber covering, approximately 3 mm thick, which may be applied to the
suit. The underlying soles of the suit provide protection for the softer neoprene material, and
can safely be worn on most surfaces. The ribbing on the soles provides a non-slip contact
area.
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Figure 14. Foot Soles (Hard-ribbed Rubber Covering)
3.15
CONTAINER
3.15.1
The coated orange nylon fabric container (see Figure 15) protects the suit and provides
compact, convenient handling and storage.
Figure 15. Container
Cinch
Strap
Drawstring
3.15.2
The container uses three cinch straps around its circumference to cinch the container down,
reducing its packed volume. The container’s opening incorporates a drawstring closure with a
barrel lock, and the closed end of the bag incorporates a webbing handle to carry and handle
the container.
3.15.3
Folding and packing procedures are described in section 5.0 of this manual. To remove the
suit from the container:
a. Release the three cinch straps.
b. Open the drawstring closure fully at the open end of the bag.
c. Grasp the webbing handle at the closed end, lift.
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d. Shake up and down vigorously enough to allow the suit to drop out of the container
on its own.
CAUTION: Unpacking in this manner is highly recommended, because grasping the suit
and pulling from the bag can easily damage the neoprene, and/or seals of the
suit.
3.15.4
Donning instructions are printed on the end of the container. Familiarize yourself with them to
maximize the suit’s effectiveness.
Figure 16. Donning Instructions on the Container End
Webbing
Handle
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3.16
DONNING INSTRUCTIONS ILLUSTRATED
a. Climb into the suit, and pull it up to your waist.
CAUTION: All watches and jewellery should be removed prior to donning the suit, as
they may snag on the seals, tearing the openings.
Figure 17. Step a. (Donning Instructions)
b. Insert your arms into the sleeves and pull the neck seal over your head.
Figure 18. Step b. (Donning Instructions)
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c. Grasp the left cuff with your left hand; and pull the zipper thong across your chest, securely
closing the zipper.
Figure 19. Step c. (Donning Instructions)
d. Remove the hood and mitts from the pockets and don.
Figure 20. Step d. (Donning Instructions)
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4.0
MAINTENENCE
4.1
GENERAL
4.1.1
Proper care of this garment is extremely important for best results and extended service.
Failure to follow the procedures outlined in this document for usage, maintenance, repair and
general care may void any warranties for this product.
4.2
CLEANING
4.2.1
Mud and soil stains should be removed from the suit. Allow the mud to dry and brush off with a
soft bristle brush. Alternatively, rinse the suit with fresh warm water and remove the soil with a
sponge or a soft brush and mild detergent. After cleaning, the suit should be thoroughly airdried.
4.2.2
Oil stains can sometimes be removed by gently scrubbing in warm water with a soft brush and
household detergent. After cleaning, the suit should be thoroughly air-dried.
4.3
SERVICE
4.3.1
Storage
4.3.1.1 The Quick-Don dry suit is constructed of neoprene foam rubber; therefore it is important that
the suits are stored in:
a. A cool dry area, where an even temperature may be maintained.
b. An area without excessive sunlight, ozone, and ultra violet rays, and is free of
petroleum products, acids and other damaging contaminants.
CAUTION: Never store the suit wet. Never hang the suit from the neck seal; doing so
may result in suit damage.
4.3.2
Zipper Care
4.3.3
Zipper cleaning is the first step to zipper longevity. Clean the zipper of any mud, sand, salt or
foreign elements. First, use warm soapy water to remove any heavy deposits. Every few uses,
apply a recommended wax after cleaning (see figure 21) for zipper lubrication. For example a
daily use suit requires wax once a week.
Figure 21. Recommended Zipper Cleaning Fluids and Waxes
CARE PRODUCT
Cleaning Fluid
Lubricating Wax
4.3.4
PRODUCT NAME
Zippy Cool
Zip Care
BDM Fluid
Zippy Cool
Zip Wax
BDM Wax
SUPPLIER
YKK USA
McNett
BDM UK
YKK USA
McNett
BDM UK
Service Life
4.3.4.1 The suit’s service life is determined on condition rather than age. Suits will have a longer
service life if; frequently inspected, tested and properly maintained. Neck and wrist seal
replacement may be required in the event of long-term usage.
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4.4
INSPECTION
4.4.1
Inspection Intervals
4.4.1.1 The Quick-Don suit should be inspected:
a. Every 180-240 days, depending on the environmental conditions of usage. The
180-day inspection cycle is recommended for hotter, drier environments and the
240-day cycle is for moderate climates.
b. Whenever the integrity of the suit is in doubt.
4.4.2
Visual and Pre-flight Inspection
4.4.2.1 A close visual inspection should be performed prior to issue by the issuer and the individual, to
whom the suit is issued.
4.4.2.2 To perform a close visual inspection, ensure:
a. There is no excessive wear or damage to the material, particularly stiffness,
discoloration, burns, tears and frayed edges.
b. There is no separation of the seams, broken or missing stitches.
c. The condition of the plastic fittings is good.
d. All metal components are intact and free from damage or corrosion.
e. The zipper is intact and operating smoothly.
f.
All adjustment straps are adjusting freely and smoothly.
g. All pockets and enclosures are intact.
h. The mitts and the hood are in the correct pockets.
4.4.3
Periodic Inspection
4.4.3.1 The suit manufacturer should carry out the in-depth periodic inspection.
4.4.4
Suit Leakage Test
4.4.4.1 Test for leaks after each usage, and when a visual inspection raises any doubt about the
integrity of the suit.
4.4.4.2 The following suit leakage test uses Mustang Survival Corp. equipment. Your equipment may
differ and, if so, the test should be adjusted accordingly. To perform the suit leakage test:
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a. Remove the suit from the container and turn it inside out, with the entry zipper
fully closed.
Figure 22. Step a. (Suit Leakage Test)
b. Carefully seal the wrists of the suit with suitable clamps.
Figure 23. Step b. (Suit Leakage Test)
Clamp
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c. Insert the neck seal plate through the neck seal opening from underneath the
neck opening.
Figure 24. Step c. (Suit Leakage Test)
Neck Seal
Plate
d. Insert a neck clamp plate on top of the neck seal plate, making sure that the
pneumatic couplings are lined up with the holes.
Figure 25. Step d. (Suit Leakage Test)
Neck Clamp
Plate
Pneumatic
Coupling
Clamp
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e. Carefully seal the neck by clamping the plates together, and attach the air hose
and gauge hose to the appropriate pneumatic couplings.
Figure 26. Step e. (Suit Leakage Test)
f.
Inflate the suit with air that is free of any oil or water.
CAUTION: Do not exceed a pressure of six inches of water column.
Exceeding this pressure may overstress the suit, resulting in
damage.
You may have to adjust one of the wrist clamps to allow enough escaping air to
attain an appropriate level of continuous pressure.
Figure 27. Step f. (Suit Leakage Test)
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g. While inflated, spray the suit section by section, with soapy water (alternatively,
immerse it in water) and look for any signs of leakage (bubbles).
Figure 28. Step g. (Suit Leakage Test)
Soapy Water
h. Mark the general area of any leaks, if required, with a non-damaging marker.
Figure 29. Step h. (Suit Leakage Test)
Marker
Air Leak
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i.
Rinse off all soapy residues with water.
Figure 30. Step i. (Suit Leakage Test)
Water
j.
Hang the suit over a bar or chair to air dry, and turn the suit right side out after
drying, approximately 4-6 hours. The suit may require flipping and additional
drying time to ensure both sides are completely dry.
Figure 31. Step j. (Suit Leakage Test)
4.5
REPAIRS
4.5.1
The protection provided by this dry suit relies very much on its watertight characteristics. It is
extremely important that damaged suits are handled in accordance with the following user
repair requirements. These instructions provide critical information only in regards to the
correct materials and procedures for suit repair by the user.
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4.5.2
Qualified repair personnel can normally perform minor repairs, with adequate facilities. The
manufacturer should do all major repairs. This section provides some information to assist with
minor or emergency repairs to the suit and related components.
4.5.3
Stitching
4.5.3.1 All stitching should be done with nylon thread and be a single needle lockstitch, conforming to
type 301 of CAN/CGSB 54-GP-1. Stitching density should be eight to ten stitches per inch and
all broken threads, seam ends and ends of stitching should be backstitched not less than 0.5
inch.
4.5.3.2 The nylon thread should meet the requirements of federal Standard V-T-295, Type II, Class 1,
and Size E, preferably matching the colour of the material being sewn. Most of the seam
allowances are 0.5 inch.
WARNING: Do not stitch through any neoprene. All suit seams have been glued and
taped, and any perforation of the neoprene with stitching will result in suit
leakage.
4.5.3.3 All suit seams should be repaired as detailed in section 4.5.9 of this document.
4.5.4
Leak Repairs
4.5.4.1 Locate the leak and assess the reparability of the leak. Use the following section of this
document ‘Limits of Repair’ to make the assessment. In most cases, the manufacturer should
repair the damage.
4.5.5
Limits of Repair
4.5.5.1 It is recommended that the following guidelines be used in determining potential for repair.
Patching will often yield effective repairs, when carried out in accordance with the instructions
in this manual in cases such as:
a. Slits and tears in the neoprene, up to a maximum of three inches long (see Figure
32).
b. Holes up to a maximum of 1.5 inches in diameter.
Perform minor repairs by following the procedures outlined below.
4.5.6
Repair Materials
4.5.6.1 The full description and part numbers of the materials required for repairs are detailed in
section 7.0 of this manual. Additionally, the Quick-Don Immersion Suit Repair Kit NSN 847521-910-8376 is available from Mustang Survival Corp.
4.5.7
Gluing
4.5.7.1 Gluing should only be performed in a clean, dry, well-ventilated area. Repair personnel should
wear protective rubber gloves and follow the adhesive supplier’s guidelines for use and
preparation. All neoprene foam surfaces must be clean and dry prior to gluing. Mustang PN
GL1001 (Bostick 1125A) adhesive glue is recommended for repairs.
4.5.7.2 Prior to gluing, the repair area (foam surfaces) should be cleaned thoroughly with toluene.
4.5.7.3 To glue a section of the suit:
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a. Apply three coats of the adhesive over the full contact area using a small brush.
b. Apply the first coat and allow drying until tacky.
c. Apply the second coat and allow to dry until tacky again, as above.
d. Apply the third coat of adhesive and allow drying until tacky.
e. Join the surfaces carefully by pressing together with the gloved fingers of both
hands.
f.
Always leak test the suit after completion of repairs, after a minimum of twentyfour hours of drying, to ensure the repairs are watertight (see section 4.4.4 of this
document).
g. The repair area must be allowed to dry for a minimum of 24 hours prior to wearing
or re-issuing the suit.
4.5.8
Patching
4.5.8.1 All patching of minor tears and holes should be carried out as follows:
a. The repair patches, made from the original material, (see Figure 32) must extend
by not less than one inch beyond the perimeter of the damage; i.e. if the diameter
of the jagged hole is one inch, the patch should be three inches in diameter. If a
straight tear is 1.5 inches long, the patch should be 3.5 inches by two inches. Lshaped tears should be treated as round holes, reckoning the distance between
the ends of the tear as the “diameter”.
Figure 32. Simulated Tears and Suggested Patch Configurations (Not to Scale)
Jagged Tear Patch
Straight Tear Patch
L-Shaped Tear Patch
b. Patches should be circular or rectangular, with rounded corners cut out from the
neoprene.
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c. Repair closely grouped small holes or tears with one large patch, rather than
several small ones. Patches must NOT overlap one another.
d. The patch must not overlap tape or seams.
e. All patches should be attached to the outside of the suit. The colour of the patch
should preferably be orange or red.
f.
Follow the gluing procedures outlined in section 4.5.7.
g. Glued areas should be rolled firmly (with a suitable roller) to remove all entrapped
air, channels and wrinkles. This helps to achieve an adequate bond.
h. Always leak test the suit after completion of repairs, and after a minimum of
twenty-four hours of drying, to ensure the repairs are watertight (see section 4.4.4
of this document).
4.5.9
Taping
4.5.9.1 If a portion of a suit seam requires re-taping, then follow the procedures outlined below. Refer
to section 7.0 for details of the adhesive and seam tape required for these repairs. To re-tape
a seam:
a. Cut the seam tape to the required length, allowing 0.5 inch extra at each end.
b. Round the corners of the tape with scissors.
c. Remove the damaged portion of the existing seam tape to the best of your ability.
d. Prepare the surface of the suit with toluene.
e. Apply three coats of adhesive, as outlined in section 4.5.7 of this document.
NOTE: The surfaces of the tape don’t need to be prepared with adhesive when the
neoprene surface has already been properly prepared.
f.
Peel off the backing from the seam tape before applying to the surface of the
neoprene
g. Apply the seam tape to the repair area.
h. Firmly roll the glued areas with a suitable roller to remove entrapped air,
channels, and wrinkles.
i.
Always leak test the suit after completion of repairs, and after a minimum of
twenty-four hours of drying, to ensure the repairs are watertight (see section 4.4.4
of this document).
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5.0
FOLDING AND PACKING PROCEDURE
5.1
Fold and pack of the Quick-Don dry suit using the following steps. The folding and packing
takes a little practice, as the container is designed to be just large enough to store a properly
rolled suit (see Figure 40).
5.2
The points of reference used here are from the perspective of the individual folding and
packing the suit. To fold and pack the Quick-Don:
a. Ensure that the entry zipper is in the open position. Rub a recommended lubricant
on the zipper for a smoother action. Put talc powder on the inside of the wrist and
neck seals to reduce sticking.
b. Lay the suit flat on its front on a flat, clean surface, allowing the suit to be fully
extended with none of the parts overlapping.
c. Fold the left leg.
Figure 33. Steps a., b. and c. (Folding and Packing)
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d. Starting from the feet; roll the legs up towards the head as tightly as possible.
Figure 34. Step d. (Folding and Packing)
e. Ensure that the fold positions do not change while rolling the suit.
Figure 35. Step e. (Folding and Packing)
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f.
Ensure that the neck seal is folded over towards the chest of the suit when the
suit is rolled.
Figure 36. Step f. (Folding and Packing)
g. Fold the left arm in half, and fold again over the suit.
Figure 37. Step g. (Folding and Packing)
h. Fold the right arm in half, and fold again over the suit.
Figure 38. Step h. (Folding and Packing)
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i.
Folded suit is as shown.
Figure 39. Step i. (Folding and Packing)
j.
Ensure that the cord and cord lock are opened fully on the stowage bag and pack
the rolled suit into it.
k. After the suit is packed into the bag, the cord must be pulled snug and the cord
lock must be locked in place to ensure that the bag does not open.
l.
Ensure that the straps on the side of the bag are pulled as snug as they will go.
Figure 40. Steps j. through l. (Folding and Packing)
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6.0
SUMMARY
The Mustang Survival Immersion Coverall Model MSD720, or Quick-Don, is an emergency
dry-suit that protects aircrew in harsh marine environments with cold-water immersion features
and inherent buoyancy. The universally sized neoprene suit is easily donned, maintained and
stored. Qualified technicians, with proper equipment, or Mustang Survival Corp may make suit
repairs. A well maintained Quick-Don means survival in emergency situations for which normal
clothes were not designed.
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7.0
PARTS LIST
This section identifies the materials used in the construction of the Mustang Survival MSD720.
These materials are highly recommended for repairs and replacements. Item order quantity is
based on their availability.
Figure 41. Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720 and Index Numbers
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1
24
2
23
3
22
4
21
5
20
6
19
7
18
8
17
9
16
10
15
11
14
12
13
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Figure 42. MSD720 Quick-Don Container and Index Numbers
34
27
33
28
32
29
31
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Figure 43. Parts List for the Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720
INDEX
NUMBER
PART
NUMBER
NOMENCLATURE
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
1
MA7093
NEOPRENE HOOD UNIVERSAL SIZE
1 EA
2
MI602213
RUBBER LATEX NECK SEALS
20 EA
3
ZI9301
NO.8 BDM MAIN ENTRY ZIPPER
20 EA
4
TA10302
1/2 IN. GROS GRAIN RIBBON TAPE, ORANGE
1 ROLL (72 yd)
5
VE91002
25 MM PUMPKIN LOOP VELCRO FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 m)
(55 yd)
6
VE91102
25 MM PUMPKIN HOOK VELCRO FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 m)
(55 yd)
7
MA7102
NEOPRENE GLOVE UNIVERSAL SIZE
1 EA
8
WE800013
1 IN. BLACK POLYPROPYLENE WEBBING
1 ROLL (100 yd)
9
TA300213
25 MM BLACK NEOPRENE SEALING TAPE
1 ROLL (120 m)
(131 yd)
10
FD2302
2.5 MM NEOPRENE F.R. LAMINATED 2-SIDE
1 SHEET
(1.27 m x 2.25 m)
(1.48 yd x 2.5 yd)
11
HD715013
1 INCH LADDERLOC, BLACK
12
FD2332
3.0 MM SHARKSKIN NEOPRENE, LAMINATED 1SIDE ON SOLE
13
MI5660
20 EA
1/8 IN. WIDE RIB RUBBER MATTING, 36 INCH WIDE
1 SHEET
(1.20 m x 2.20 m)
2 SQ m
(21.5 SQ ft)
14
HD756513
BLACK ALUMINUM EYELETS
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INDEX
NUMBER
PART
NUMBER
NOMENCLATURE
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
15
FA10032
60 IN. 1/4 OZ. ORANGE SAFETY NYLON
20 m (22 ft)
16
VE901013
19 MM BLACK LOOP VELCRO FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 m)
(55 yd)
17
VE900013
19 MM BLACK HOOK VELCRO FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 m)
(55 yd)
18
TH88662
CSB 69 BONDED NYLON THREAD, ORANGE
1 CONE
19
MI602313
RUBBER LATEX WRIST SEALS
20
TA102713
1 IN. GROS GRAIN RIBBON TAPE, BLACK
21
HD721630
EYELET MILLED BLACK OXY SNAP
50 EA
22
HD721530
STUD, BLACK OXY SNAP
50 EA
23
HD721430
SOCKET, BLACK OXY SNAP
50 EA
24
HD721330
26 LIGNE MUSTANG SURVIVAL BLACK OXY CAP
50 EA
25
FD2303
3.5 MM NEOPRENE F.R. LAMINATED 2-SIDE
20 EA
1 ROLL (100 yd)
1 SHEET
(1.27 m x 2.25 m)
(1.48 yd x 2.5 yd)
1 CONE
26
TH886613
CSB 69 BONDED NYLON THREAD, BLACK
27
VE930013
50 MM BLACK HOOK VELCRO FASTENER
(CONTAINER)
28
HD716213
2 IN. BLACK LOOPLOC (CONTAINER)
29
WE850013
1 IN. NYLON BLACK WEBBING (CONTAINER)
1 ROLL (100 yd)
30
WE800213
2 IN. BLACK POLYPROPYLENE WEBBING
(CONTAINER)
1 ROLL (100 yd)
31
HD756813
TOASTER ELLIPSE BLACK CORDLOC (CONTAINER)
20 EA
32
LC101113
60 IN. LACE DRAWSTRING, BLACK (CONTAINER)
12 EA
33
HD7580
BRASS DULL BLACK CHEMICAL GROMMETS AND
WASHERS (CONTAINER)
50 EA
34
VE931013
50 MM BLACK LOOP VELCRO FASTENER
(CONTAINER)
1 ROLL (50 m)
(55 yd)
20 EA
1 ROLL (50 m)
Figure 44. Expendables List for the Immersion Coverall Quick Donning Model MSD720
INDEX
NUMBE
PART
NUMBER
NOMENCLATURE
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
1
GL1001
BOSTIK 1125A ADHESIVE GLUE
1 CAN (20 L)
(5.28 galls US)
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