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MUSTANG SURVIVAL
INDUSTRIAL IMMERSION WORK SUIT,
MUSTANG MODEL MSD900
DESCRIPTION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
20 MARCH 2006, REV: 0.3
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]
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................1
CONTACT ..................................................................................................................................1
RIGHTS RESERVED .................................................................................................................1
RESPONSIBILITIES...................................................................................................................1
DESCRIPTION ...........................................................................................................................2
2.0 IMMERSION AND ANTI-EXPOSURE CLOTHING ............................................................. 6
2.1
2.2
2.3
HAZARDS ..................................................................................................................................6
WET SUITS ................................................................................................................................6
DRY SUITS ................................................................................................................................6
3.0 MSD900 FEATURES .......................................................................................................... 7
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................7
HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION.................................................................................................7
TESTING ....................................................................................................................................8
ASSEMBLED MSD900...............................................................................................................9
OTHER FEATURES...................................................................................................................9
4.0 ASSEMBLY....................................................................................................................... 11
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
STEP 1 LAYOUT THE THERMAL LINER AND IMMERSION MODULE .................................11
STEP 2 CONNECT THE THERMAL LINER/IMMERSION MODULE AT THE ANKLE............11
STEP 3 WAIST AND WATERPROOF ZIPPER CONNECTION- PART I ................................14
STEP 4 WRIST CONNECTION ...............................................................................................15
STEP 5 NECK CONNECTION .................................................................................................16
STEP 6 WAIST AND WATERPROOF ZIPPER CONNECTION - PART II ..............................17
STEP 7 ADDING THE OUTER SHELL ....................................................................................17
STEP 8 OUTER SHELL WAIST AND WATERPROOF CONNECTION ..................................18
STEP 9 OUTER SHELL WRIST CONNECTION .....................................................................19
5.0 DONNING\DOFFING INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................ 20
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
STEP 1 SUIT PREPARATION PRIOR TO DONNING.............................................................20
STEP 2 DONNING INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................20
STEP 3 CLOSING THE WATERPROOF ENTRY ZIPPER......................................................21
STEP 4 ADJUSTING THE MSD900 AFTER DONNING..........................................................22
SECURING THE MSD900 IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ....................................................22
DOFFING PROCEDURE .........................................................................................................23
6.0 MAINTENENCE AND CARE ............................................................................................ 24
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
GENERAL ................................................................................................................................24
SEPARATING THE LAYERS ...................................................................................................24
CLEANING ...............................................................................................................................24
DAMAGE TREATMENT ...........................................................................................................26
TREATMENT AFTER IMMERSION .........................................................................................26
INSPECTION............................................................................................................................27
REPAIRS..................................................................................................................................34
7.0 SUMMARY........................................................................................................................ 40
8.0 PARTS LIST ..................................................................................................................... 41
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TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1. MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit............................................................................... 2
Figure 2. MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit Layers ................................................................... 4
Figure 3. Clo Insulation Graph .............................................................................................................. 8
Figure 4. Component Locations............................................................................................................ 9
Figure 5. Positioning the Thermal Liner and Immersion Module for Assembly..................................... 11
Figure 6. Pulling a Leg Out Exposing a Zipper ..................................................................................... 12
Figure 7. Untwisted/Twisted Thermal Liner Legs.................................................................................. 12
Figure 8. Thermal Liner and Immersion Module Connected at the Ankles........................................... 13
Figure 9. Insertion of the Thermal Liner into the Arm of the Immersion Module................................... 14
Figure 10. Closing the Lower Interconnection Zipper ........................................................................... 15
Figure 11. Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module Connected at the Wrist ..................................... 16
Figure 12. Connecting the Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module at the Neck............................... 16
Figure 13. Leg of the Thermal Liner/Immersion Assembly Fed Through the Outer Shell..................... 17
Figure 14. Upper Interconnection of the Outer Shell to the Immersion Module.................................... 18
Figure 15. Connecting the Immersion Module and the Outer Shell at the Wrist................................... 19
Figure 16. Inserting Legs, Donning and Closing the MSD900.............................................................. 21
Figure 17. Adjusting the Neck Seal ...................................................................................................... 22
Figure 18. Removing the Inflatable Pillow............................................................................................. 25
Figure 19. Recommended Zipper Cleaning Fluids and Waxes ............................................................ 27
Figure 20. Step a. Suit Leakage Test ................................................................................................... 29
Figure 21. Step b. Suit Leakage Test ................................................................................................... 30
Figure 22. Step c. Suit Leakage Test.................................................................................................... 30
Figure 23. Step d. Suit Leakage Test ................................................................................................... 31
Figure 24. Step e. Suit Leakage Test ................................................................................................... 31
Figure 25. Step f. Suit Leakage Test .................................................................................................... 32
Figure 26. Step h. Suit Leakage Test ................................................................................................... 33
Figure 27. Step i. Suit Leakage Test..................................................................................................... 33
Figure 28. Step j. Suit Leakage Test..................................................................................................... 34
Figure 29. Step a. Patching .................................................................................................................. 36
Figure 30. Step b. Patching .................................................................................................................. 36
Figure 31. Steps c., d. and e. Patching................................................................................................. 37
Figure 32. Steps f. and g. Patching....................................................................................................... 37
Figure 33. Step a. Interconnection Zipper Replacement ...................................................................... 38
Figure 34. Step b. Interconnection Zipper Replacement ...................................................................... 38
Figure 35. Step c. Interconnection Zipper Replacement....................................................................... 39
Figure 36. Step d. Interconnection Zipper Replacement ...................................................................... 39
Figure 37. MSD900 Outer Shell (Part Number MA3003) and Index Numbers ..................................... 41
Figure 38. Parts List for the MSD900 Outer Shell................................................................................. 42
Figure 39. Zipper List for the MSD900 Outer Shell............................................................................... 43
Figure 40. MSD900 Immersion Module (Part Number MA3006) and Index Numbers.......................... 44
Figure 41. Parts List for the MSD900 Immersion Module ..................................................................... 44
Figure 42. Zipper List for the MSD900 Immersion Module ................................................................... 45
Figure 43. MSD900 Thermal Liner (Part Number MA3009) and Index Numbers ................................. 46
Figure 44. Parts List for the MSD900 Thermal Liner ............................................................................ 46
Figure 45. Zipper List for the MSD900 Thermal Liner........................................................................... 46
Figure 46. Expendables List for the MSD900 ....................................................................................... 47
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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 Industrial Immersion Work Suit Model MSD900. Also included
are test, maintenance and repair instructions to assist qualified Life Support Equipment
Technicians.
1.1.2
Read this manual thoroughly to become familiar with the operation of the zippers, pockets and
seals. The lives of crewmembers may depend on the condition of the MSD900. 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 eight sections, each organized 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:
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
1.3
RIGHTS RESERVED
1.3.1
Neck Seal - United States Patent No. 6,668,386 Canadian Patent No.2,381,720
1.3.2
Thermal Liner - United States Patent No.5267519 Canadian Patent No.2082793.
1.3.3
Tug-Tite is a registered trademark of Mustang Survival Corp.
1.3.4
Velcro is a trademark of American Velcro Inc.
1.3.5
GORE-TEX is a registered trademark of W. L. Gore and Associates.
1.3.6
SeamGrip™ is a trademark of McNett Corporation.
1.3.7
Cordura is a registered trademark of DuPont Corporation.
1.4
RESPONSIBILITIES
1.4.1
The individual to whom the suit is issued or assigned, following internal training, assumes
responsibility for pre and post use inspections and for returning the suit to the Life Support
Equipment shop for periodic inspection and testing on required dates.
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1.4.2
Each operational organization is responsible for the instruction and survival training of all MSD900
users in the following:
a. Fitting of the immersion suit
b. Purpose, use and operation of all accessories
c. Importance and method of visual pre and post use inspections
1.4.3
The Life Support Equipment shop is responsible for:
a. Inspection upon first issue from the supply depot or contractor
b. Ensuring the suit is complete and serviceable prior to issue
c. Periodic inspection and testing of the suit (see section 6.6)
d. Maintenance, cleaning and repair when required
e. Requisitioning and maintaining stocks of spare parts
f.
Maintenance of inspection records for all Mustang Survival MSD900 units
1.5
DESCRIPTION
1.5.1
Application
1.5.1.1 The MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit may be used in lieu of traditional dry suits and antiexposure work suits when a suit of greater durability, comfort and protection from exposure to cold
is required.
Figure 1. MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit
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1.5.1.2 Built to endure the most extreme operating environments, the MSD900’s revolutionary three-layer
modular system is a result of Mustang’s ongoing commitment to research and development.
Crewmembers may use the MSD900 when operating in conditions requiring dry suit use. The
MSD900 is designed for more industrial applications such as aids to navigation maintenance,
buoy deck operations, fisheries boardings and other applications where damage to the suit is likely
to occur.
1.5.2
Protection
1.5.2.1 Mustang’s patented breathable closed cell (PVC) foam not only aids in the moisture management
system, but it also provides inherent buoyancy and the basis for hypothermia protection, even in
the event of damage to the suit.
1.5.3
Comfort
1.5.3.1 The Thermal Liner is constructed of our patented breathable closed-cell foam. The Thermal Liner
is engineered with multiple apertures, then quilted using wicking fabrics, designed to pull excess
moisture vapor (sweat) away from the wearer’s body.
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1.5.3.2 The Immersion Module uses GORE-TEX fabric, designed to allow the escape of excess moisture
vapor while providing a waterproof barrier to the outside elements. Adjustable wrist and neck seals
aid in the system’s delivery of superior comfort and flexibility, reducing heat stress and fatigue
associated with long or strenuous operations.
1.5.4
Durability
1.5.4.1 The MSD900’s Outer Shell is constructed of 210-denier nylon and reinforced in high abrasion
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areas with even more rugged 500-denier Cordura nylon panels.
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1.5.5
Configuration
1.5.5.1 The MSD900 provides hypothermia protection and inherent buoyancy using three interconnected
modules to form a single system. Each module may be repaired, to a degree, or replaced
individually.
Figure 2. MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit Layers
Thermal Liner - MA3009
Immersion Module - MA3006
Outer Shell - MA3003
1.5.5.2 The first module is a breathable foam liner which provides hypothermia protection and flotation
while reducing heat stress. The innermost Thermal Liner is constructed of ultra soft,
polyvinylchloride (PVC) closed-cell foam and incorporates our patented “Breathability System”.
1.5.5.3 The second module is the Immersion Module and provides the suit with watertight integrity and the
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equivalent protection of a dry suit. The Immersion Module is made from GORE-TEX , providing a
breathable waterproof layer. This module’s sleeve openings maintain watertight integrity with
neoprene seals. The Immersion Module’s neck seal is constructed of a waterproof,
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polyurethane/polycarbonate-coated nylon stretch material and is closed via an adjustable, elastic
drawstring system that effectively seals water outside the module and allows personnel to wear
the suit comfortably. The module is fitted with waterproof socks.
1.5.5.4 The third module is the Outer Shell. The Outer Shell is an orange/black, black urethane-coated
nylon shell, which provides a durable water-resistant barrier to wind, sea spray and rain. This
module is vented allowing the suit to breathe. The knee and seat portions of the Outer Shell are
reinforced. An integral foam-lined hood provides protection both in and out of the water.
NOTE: Appropriate thermal undergarments (such as polypropylene underwear) should be worn
to enhance the protection afforded by the MSD900 and assist in wicking moisture
away from the body.
1.5.6
Fit
1.5.6.1 This suit is available in five sizes.
SIZE
S
M
L
XL
XXL
CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE
HEIGHT
34” - 38”
86 - 96 cm
5’5” - 5’9”
165 - 175 cm
38” - 42”
96 - 106 cm
5’7 - 5’11”
170 - 180 cm
42” - 46”
106 - 116 cm
5’9” - 6’1”
175 - 185 cm
46” - 50”
116 - 127 cm
5’11” - 6’3”
180 - 190 cm
50” - 54”
127 - 137 cm
6’1” - 6’5”
185 - 195 cm
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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 yards of safety in cold water. This
suggests that many drown as a result of the rapid shock of immersion, causing immediate
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hyperventilation, water ingestion, and often heart failure, which may occur in water below 59 F
º
(15 C).
2.1.2
Without adequate buoyancy and insulation, individuals rely on swimming ability and endurance for
survival. Your strength and endurance are 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, and can occur in
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any environment below 98.6 F (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 also 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. Ensure buoyancy is
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 stays inside the suit longer, reducing heat loss. If a wet suit
is damaged or torn, the level of protection is reduced.
2.3
DRY SUITS
2.3.1
Dry suits protect you during cold-water immersion by using, in conjunction with garments worn
under the suit, the trapped air as an insulation layer from the cold water. Most dry suits utilize
seals at the wrists, neck and ankles, unless incorporating gloves and boots. These seals are made
from waterproof materials, insulated or non-insulated.
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3.0
MSD900 FEATURES
3.1
GENERAL
3.1.1
Familiarize yourself with all the features of the suit to maximize its effectiveness. Illustrations are
provided as an additional reference.
3.1.2
The suit is made of watertight fabric and has neoprene wrist seals and an adjustable neck seal, a
main entry waterproof zipper and a waterproof relief zipper. The suit is watertight and is intended
to keep the wearer dry in the event of immersion. Multiple pockets are included for convenient
storage.
3.2
HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION
3.2.1
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.
3.2.2
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
fiberglass 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.
3.2.3
Figure 3 indicates random samples of Immersed Clo values and the corresponding estimation of
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survival time in cold water (assuming a thin person with a 5.5 F (3 C) drop in body core
temperature).
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3.2.4
When tested on a thermally insulated manikin, the MSD900 measures 0.74 Immersed Clo in
stirred water. This level of immersion protection provides approximately six hours of survival time
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in 32 F water temperatures.
Figure 3. Clo Insulation Graph
Estimated Calm
Water Survival
Time (hours)
Water Temperature
NOTE: When using Figure 3, keep in mind that the chart was derived empirically by
mathematical modeling and conservatively applied to the tenth percentile (thin)
individual in calm (stirred) water.
With the complexity of factors involved, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy of
the predicted survival time on an individual case basis.
3.3
TESTING
3.3.1
Each MSD900 is tested and proven 100% watertight.
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3.4
ASSEMBLED MSD900
Figure 4. Component Locations
Insulated Hood
Neck Seal
Reflective Tape
Outside Storage
Pockets
Handwarmer
Pockets
Wrist Seal
Cargo Pocket
Relief Zipper
3.5
OTHER FEATURES
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Adjustable neck seal (Patent Pending) and neoprene wrist seals provide easy donning
and comfort
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Watertight zippers and seams
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Insulated hood easily folds into collar and stays in place in all conditions
•
Waist belt design is compatible with law enforcement equipment
•
Hand-warmer chest pockets, and extra large cargo pockets at hips
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Articulated knees for maximum mobility
•
Highly abrasion resistant, reinforced seat, and knees
•
95 SQ. IN. (612 SQ. CM) SOLAS/IMO approved high visibility reflective tape
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Highly visible Outer Shell
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A snap down inflatable head pillow makes the MSD900 compatible with a variety of
marine survival equipment
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3.5.1
Neck and Wrist Seals
3.5.1.1 The adjustable neck and neoprene wrist seals (located on the Immersion Module) are elastic,
allowing the user to stretch each seal over their head or hand and are watertight.
3.5.2
Main Entry Zipper
3.5.2.1 The main entry zipper, located on the Immersion Module (see figure 4), is a heavy-duty zipper with
nickel-silver teeth that provides a watertight seal when closed and wraps around the upper torso.
3.5.2.2 The main entry zipper starts on the front of the suit, under the left armpit, and extends around the
back to the front under the right armpit. A nylon thong is attached to the zipper slider, assisting the
wearer in opening and closing the zipper.
CAUTION: Avoid snagging your clothing in the zipper, as this may break the zipper’s seal.
3.5.2.3 The zippers should always be left in the closed position while the suit is stored. See section 6.5.5
for zipper care procedures and for recommended zipper cleaners and lubricants.
3.5.3
Relief Zipper
3.5.3.1 The relief zipper (see figure 4) is black, with metal teeth and provides a watertight seal when fully
closed. It is located on the front of the MSD900 Industrial Immersion Work Suit and extends
horizontally across the groin area.
3.5.3.2 The zipper closes right to left, 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.
3.5.4
Hood
3.5.4.1 An attached foam-lined thermal hood is required to be worn when a crewmember wearing the suit
enters the water.
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4.0
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: The MSD900 should be worn with all three modules assembled. The modules
are not to be worn independently. A loss of protection and wear resistance will
result if worn improperly.
4.1
STEP 1 LAYOUT THE THERMAL LINER AND IMMERSION MODULE
a. Lay out the Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module side by side in the same
orientation as worn.
NOTE: Check the labels of the Thermal Liner to ensure they are located on the inside (the
seams of the Thermal Liner should face out).
b. Ensure the Immersion Module’s neck seal is fully opened and facing up and that the
waterproof zipper is fully opened.
4.2
STEP 2 CONNECT THE THERMAL LINER/IMMERSION MODULE AT THE ANKLE
a. Fold the top half of the Immersion Module over at the waist toward the legs. Ensure the
lower portion of the module is exposed.
b. Keeping the bottom flat and straight, insert each leg of the Thermal Liner down into each
leg of the Immersion Module until it reaches the interconnection zipper at the ankle (see
figure 5).
Figure 5. Positioning the Thermal Liner and Immersion Module for Assembly
Thermal Liner
Immersion Module
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NOTE: Ensure the legs do not twist, maintaining a matching orientation during insertion.
c. After pushing your hand down between the Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module,
grab the Thermal Liner ankle zipper and the Immersion Module ankle zipper.
d. Pull both legs out together, turning them inside out to expose the zippers (see figure 6).
Figure 6. Pulling a Leg Out Exposing a Zipper
Thermal Liner
Thermal Liner
Ankle Zipper
Immersion
Module
Immersion Module
Ankle Zipper
Figure 7. Straight/Twisted Thermal Liner Legs
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e. Attach the two ankle zippers. The Immersion Module zipper will only work in one
direction (see figure 8). Apply the same procedure to the other leg.
Figure 8. Thermal Liner and Immersion Module Connected at the Ankles
Immersion Module
Ankle Zipper
Thermal Liner
Ankle Zipper
Immersion Module
f.
Thermal Liner
Push the two legs completely down into the Immersion Module ensuring they are lined
up.
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4.3
STEP 3 WAIST AND WATERPROOF ZIPPER CONNECTION- PART I
a. After laying the Immersion Module back out flat, push the left arm of the Thermal Liner
down to the end of the left arm of the Immersion Module (see figure 9).
Figure 9. Insertion of the Thermal Liner into the Arm of the Immersion Module
Thermal Liner
Immersion Module
b. Repeat this procedure with the right arm.
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c. To join these layers, start at the end of the waterproof zipper underneath the left arm and
close the length of the lower Immersion Module/Thermal Liner interconnection zipper
(see figure 10).
Figure 10. Closing the Lower Interconnection Zipper
Immersion Module
Waterproof Zipper
Immersion
Module Upper
Interconnection
Zipper
Immersion Module
Lower Interconnection
Zipper
Thermal Liner Lower
Interconnection Zipper
4.4
Thermal Liner Upper
Interconnection Zipper
STEP 4 WRIST CONNECTION
a. Push your hand between the two layers down the left arm, grab the arms at the
interconnection zippers and pull both arms through.
NOTE: Ensure that the arms do not twist. Maintain a matching orientation during insertion.
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b. Line up the zipper on the Immersion Module with the zipper on the cuff of the Thermal
Liner and connect them (see figure 11).
Figure 11. Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module Connected at the Wrist
Immersion Module Wrist Zipper
Thermal Liner
Wrist Zipper
Thermal Liner
Immersion Module
c. Push the cuffs back through the arm to the normal position.
d. Repeat this procedure for the right arm.
4.5
STEP 5 NECK CONNECTION
a. Grasp the edge of the Immersion Module neck seal and expose the interconnection
zipper.
b. Align the Immersion Module zipper end with the Thermal Liner zipper end (see figure
12).
Figure 12. Connecting the Thermal Liner and the Immersion Module at the Neck
Thermal Liner
Neck Zipper
Immersion Module
Neck Zipper
Immersion Module
Neck Seal Folded Back
c. Fasten the zipper and close until the two are completely joined, then fold the neck seal
back down.
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CAUTION: Avoid pinching the Immersion Module waterproof material with the zipper slider.
4.6
STEP 6 WAIST AND WATERPROOF ZIPPER CONNECTION - PART II
4.6.1
Complete the connection of the Immersion Module to the Thermal Liner by starting at the end of
the interconnection zippers (located at the end of the opened waterproof zipper). Close the length
of the upper Immersion Module/Thermal Liner interconnection zipper (see figure 10).
4.6.2
Fold the two layers out and lay them flat.
4.7
STEP 7 ADDING THE OUTER SHELL
a. Lay the Outer Shell out flat with the chest zipper facing up. Unzip the chest and ankle
gusset zippers. Completely loosen the wrist adjustment straps.
b. Fold the Outer Shell over at the waist exposing the leg openings.
c. Feed the left leg of the Thermal Liner/Immersion Module assembly through the left leg of
the Outer Shell and pull it through. Repeat this procedure for the right leg (see figure 13).
Figure 13. Leg of the Thermal Liner/Immersion Assembly Fed Through the Outer Shell
Immersion
Module Foot
Outer Shell Leg
d. Feed the left arm of the assembly through the left arm of the Outer Shell and pull it
through. Repeat this procedure for the right arm. Do not connect the wrist
interconnection zippers yet.
e. Pull the neck seal up to the neck of the Outer Shell.
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4.8
STEP 8 OUTER SHELL WAIST AND WATERPROOF CONNECTION
a. Fold back the protective flaps of the Outer Shell to give access to the interconnection
zippers (see figure 14).
b. Line up the two ends of the lower Immersion Module interconnection zipper with the
corresponding Outer Shell zipper. Connect the two ends and fasten them the length of
the zipper.
Figure 14. Upper Interconnection of the Outer Shell to the Immersion Module
Protective
Cover
Outer Shell
Interconnection
Zipper
Immersion
Module
Interconnection
Zipper
c. Line up the two ends of the upper interconnection zipper on the Immersion Module with
the corresponding zipper of the Outer Shell. Connect the two ends and fasten them the
length of the zipper.
d. Lay the suit out flat.
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4.9
STEP 9 OUTER SHELL WRIST CONNECTION
a. Fold back the left wrist of the Outer Shell exposing the Immersion Module
interconnection zipper.
b. Line up the zipper with the neoprene Outer Shell wrist zipper and connect the two
securely (see figure 15).
Figure 15. Connecting the Immersion Module and the Outer Shell at the Wrist
Immersion Module
Wrist Zipper
Outer Shell Wrist Zipper
Outer Shell Cuff
Folded Back
c. Fold the wrist of the Outer Shell back over to cover the interconnection zipper.
d. Repeat this procedure for the right wrist.
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5.0
DONNING\DOFFING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: The MSD900 must be worn with all three modules assembled. The modules are
not to be worn separately. A loss of protection and wear resistance will result if
worn improperly.
NOTE: The MSD900 may be donned without assistance.
5.1
STEP 1 SUIT PREPARATION PRIOR TO DONNING
a. Completely loosen the neck seal.
b. Ensure the wrist, thigh and ankle adjustment straps are fully loosened.
c. Fully open the chest zipper.
d. Unzip and fold back the chest ventilation zippers to expose the waterproof zipper. (See
section 6.5.5 for regular zipper maintenance)
e. Fully open the waterproof zipper.
CAUTION: Use extreme caution when donning the MSD900. Prior to donning, remove all
rings, watches, earrings, necklaces and eyeglasses that will cause damage to wrist
and neck seals.
5.2
STEP 2 DONNING INSTRUCTIONS
a. Pick up the MSD900 and fold the top forward, over the waist.
b. Slowly slide your legs in until your toes reach the end of the socks (see figure 15).
c. Gently push one hand through the wrist seal using the index finger of the opposite hand
to stretch the seal as you push your hand through. Repeat for the opposite hand.
Ensure insulating undergarments are not sandwiched between seal and skin. Flatten
any folds or rolls of the seal against the skin.
d. Bring the upper portion of the suit over your head, aligning the neck opening with the top
of the head. Reach inside the top of the neck seal with the fingers and gently pull the
seal outward and down as you push your head through. Ensure insulating
undergarments are not sandwiched between seal and skin. Flatten any folds or rolls of
the seal against the skin.
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Figure 16. Inserting Legs, Donning and Closing the MSD900
5.3
STEP 3 CLOSING THE WATERPROOF ENTRY ZIPPER
a. Fold the protective cover away exposing the waterproof entry zipper.
b. Grasping the waterproof entry zipper donning strap with your left hand, begin pulling the
zipper slider with your right hand to start to close the waterproof zipper, continuing to
close the zipper as far as you can (see figure 16).
c. Switch hands, and with your left hand grasp the zipper slider and continue closing the
waterproof zipper until it is completely closed while holding the donning strap with your
right hand to gain leverage.
d. Ensure the waterproof relief zipper is completely closed.
WARNING: Failure to completely close the waterproof entry zipper and the relief zipper will
result in leakage of water inside the suit and reduction of in-water survival time.
Have a fellow crewmember double-check each slide fastener to ensure they are
completely closed against their sealing plugs.
e. Fold the protective cover over the waterproof zipper and snap it in place at the ends.
Adjust the chest ventilation zippers on the Outer Shell.
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5.4
STEP 4 ADJUSTING THE MSD900 AFTER DONNING
a. Adjust the neck seal to a snug but comfortable fit. Do not tighten the neck seal to a point
of discomfort (see figure 17).
Figure 17. Adjusting the Neck Seal
Drawstring
Securing Tab
b. Secure the ends of the neck seal drawstring to the tab located at the outer edge of the
neck seal.
c. Fasten and adjust the Outer Shell waist belt.
d. Adjust the ankle, thigh and wrist straps.
5.5
SECURING THE MSD900 IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
5.5.1
General
5.5.1.1 In the event of entering the water, the MSD900 has a number of emergency features that are
crucial to your survival.
5.5.2
Neck Seal
5.5.2.1 After entering the water, tighten the neck seal by grasping the drawstrings and pulling the tabs out
and away from the neck until a snug, comfortable fit is achieved.
5.5.3
Wrist Seals
5.5.3.1 The neoprene wrist seals prevent the entry of water into the suit. Tightening the
Tug-Tite™ closures on the Outer Shell enhances the integrity of the watertight wrist seals.
5.5.4
Hood
5.5.4.1 The hood, if not deployed already, can be removed from its stowed position. Tighten the
drawstrings on both sides of the hood to secure it about the face.
5.5.5
Inflatable Head Support Pillow
5.5.5.1 Inflate the head support pillow.
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5.6
DOFFING PROCEDURE
a. Remove all other equipment donned over the MSD900 before proceeding.
b. Wash down the MSD900 while wearing it, paying particular attention to the entry and relief
slide fasteners. Remove all traces of salt.
c. Unbuckle the waist belt and release the ankle, wrist and thigh adjustment straps.
CAUTION: Failure to completely open the waterproof entry zipper will result in damage to
the suit when it is doffed.
d. Fold the waterproof zipper cover out of the way, and completely open the waterproof zipper.
e. Completely loosen the neck seal drawstring and open the chest zipper.
f.
Insert fingers between the neck seal and neck. Gently stretch the seal outward and upward
while pulling shoulders and head out of the suit.
g. Insert two fingers under wrist seal and gently pull seal outward. Cup the hand, fingertips and
thumb together, and gently pull your hand from seal. Repeat for other hand.
h. Remove your legs from the suit.
i.
Hang the suit by the hanging loop, halfway close waterproof zipper and hang until dry.
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6.0
MAINTENENCE AND CARE
6.1
GENERAL
6.1.1
After immersion in water (other than clean water), the suit modules should be either washed or
rinsed separately. To increase the life of the garment, it is recommended to wash the suit only
when required.
6.1.2
Refer to section 6.3 for cleaning instructions.
6.2
SEPARATING THE LAYERS
a. Roll back the Outer Shell wrist material approximately three inches to expose the wrist
interconnection zipper.
b. Unzip the wrist interconnection zippers
c. Repeat steps a. and b. for the opposite wrist.
d. Fold open the Outer Shell around the waist to expose the upper and lower waist
interconnection zippers.
e. Unzip the upper zipper in the center of the back.
f.
Unzip the lower zipper to completely disconnect the Outer Shell from the Immersion Module.
g. Remove the Outer Shell from the Immersion Module.
h. Completely loosen the neck seal drawstring.
i.
Roll back the neck seal exposing the neck thermal lining interconnection zipper.
j.
Unzip the neck thermal lining interconnection zipper.
k. Unzip the waterproof zipper around the waist circumference and fold the suit open to expose
the upper and lower waist interconnection zippers.
l.
Unzip the upper and lower waist interconnection zippers.
m. Unzip the upper and lower interconnection zippers adjacent to the waterproof relief zipper.
n. Reach between the Immersion Module and Thermal Liner to the wrist and pull the wrist cuff
through (inside out) exposing the interconnection zipper.
o. Unzip the wrist interconnection zipper.
p. Repeat steps n. and o. for opposite wrist.
q. Reach between the Immersion Module and Thermal Liner to the ankle and pull the ankle cuff
through, inside out, exposing the ankle interconnection zipper.
r.
Unzip the ankle interconnection zipper.
s. Repeat steps q. and r. for the opposite ankle.
6.3
CLEANING
6.3.1
For spot cleaning the Outer Shell when assembled, hand-wash the suit in fresh water (100°F or
less) using a mild powdered soap solution, then thoroughly rinse and hang the suit to dry.
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CAUTION: Do not hang the suit by the neck seal. Use a strong wood or plastic hanger and
support the suit by the Outer Shell, using the hanging loop located inside the Outer
Shell neck area to secure the suit while drying.
Do not use bleach or other chlorine products.
Do not use fabric softeners.
Do not dry clean.
Do not use commercial laundry facilities.
Ensure all pockets are emptied and layers have been separated.
NOTE: Unzip all interconnection zippers before laundering.
6.3.2
Mud and soil stains should be removed from the Outer Shell. Mud stains must be either allowed to
dry and then removed with a cloth brush, or sponged clean with cold fresh water. Other stains
should be sponged with cold fresh water. After cleaning, the suit should be thoroughly air-dried.
6.3.3
Outer Shell
a. Empty the contents of all pockets.
b. Close all vent and pocket zippers prior to washing.
c. Unsnap and fold the hood open.
d. Remove the inflatable pillow from the suit (see figure 18).
Figure 18. Removing the Inflatable Pillow
Inflatable Pillow
e. Machine wash in warm water (100°F) using mild powdered soap.
f.
The Outer Shell may be tumble-dried on a low heat setting, or hung to air-dry.
g. Upon drying, replace the inflatable pillow in the suit.
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6.3.4
Immersion Module
a. Machine wash in warm water (100°F) using mild liquid or powdered soap in a Permanent
Press or Normal Cotton Sturdy cycle.
b. Hang the Immersion Module to air-dry, or tumble dry on a low heat setting.
NOTE: Do not bleach.
c. Problem stained areas can be pre-treated with a mild liquid stain remover.
d. Refer to section 6.5.5 for metal zipper cleaning guidelines.
6.3.5
Thermal Liner
a. Wash by hand in warm water using a mild powdered soap.
b. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
c. Hang to air-dry.
CAUTION: Ensure the Outer Shell, Immersion Module and Thermal Liner are completely
dry before reassembling.
6.4
DAMAGE TREATMENT
6.4.1
Singed, burnt or worn areas of the Thermal Liner or the Outer Shell should be cut away and
patched. See section 6.7 for patching procedure and limits of repair.
NOTE: Cut away material no more than 2 inches (50.8 mm) in diameter.
6.5
TREATMENT AFTER IMMERSION
6.5.1
Whenever a suit has been immersed in water, it must be treated as specified below and then
inspected in accordance with the current authorized servicing schedule.
6.5.2
Fresh Water Immersion
6.5.2.1 Allow the suit to dry naturally, preferably in the open air. If the insides of the socks are
waterlogged, drying may be hastened by blowing with oil-free compressed air at room
temperature.
6.5.3
Salt Water Immersion
6.5.3.1 Disassemble the three layers and rinse thoroughly with clean, fresh water. Allow the suit modules
to dry naturally, preferably in the open air.
6.5.4
Chlorinated Water Immersion
6.5.4.1 Immersion of the suit in chlorinated water is not recommended. If the suit is immersed in
chlorinated water, use the same washing procedure as for salt water immediately following
immersion.
6.5.5
Metal Zipper Care
6.5.6
Zipper cleaning is the first step to zipper longevity. Clean the zipper of any mud, sand, salt or
foreign elements. Use warm soapy water to remove any heavy deposits.
6.5.6.1 For the metal entry and relief zippers, use one of the zipper manufacturers’ recommended
cleaning fluids listed in figure 19. Every few uses, apply a recommended wax (see figure 18) for
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zipper lubrication. Use a recommended wax after cleaning (see figure 18) for zipper lubrication.
For example, a daily use suit requires wax once a week.
Figure 19. Recommended Zipper Cleaning Fluids and Waxes
CARE PRODUCT
Cleaning Fluid
Lubricating Wax
6.5.7
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
Storage
6.5.7.1 It is important that the MSD900 is stored in:
a. A dry area, where normal room temperature may be maintained.
b. An area without excessive sunlight, 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.
6.6
INSPECTION
6.6.1
General Suit Examination
6.6.2
Periodically examine your MSD900 for visual signs of abrasion or damage. Lay the suit modules
on a clean, flat surface. Ensure the suit is dry inside and out. Visually check for small rips, tears, or
punctures, which may be repaired by a suitable repair station*. Major rips, tears, or punctures
should be referred to Mustang for inspection and repair.
* Please contact Mustang Survival Corp. for more information.
NOTE: Proper care of this garment is extremely important for best results and extended
service.
6.6.3
Service Life
6.6.3.1 The suit’s service life is determined on condition rather than age. Suits may remain in service
indefinitely if properly maintained and all tests and inspections are satisfactory.
6.6.4
Work Area
6.6.4.1 The work area where inspection and maintenance of the suit is performed should be smooth and
flat, where the suit will not snag, tear or otherwise be punctured or damaged and should also be
cleared of all non-essential equipment and materials. The working surface should be free of
harmful contaminants such as oil, grease, acids or solvents. Work areas, which are subjected to
wide temperature variations, should be avoided.
6.6.5
Inspection Intervals
6.6.5.1 The suit should be inspected:
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a.
On receipt from the supply depot or contractor.
b.
Periodic inspections; depending on the environmental conditions of usage, not to
exceed 90 days unless in storage.
c.
Before and after use by the individual issued the suit.
d.
Whenever the integrity of the suit is in doubt.
Visual Inspection
6.6.6.1 A close visual inspection should be performed prior to issue, by the issuer and the suit user.
6.6.6.2 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. All metal components are intact and free from damage or corrosion.
d. The zippers are intact and operating smoothly.
e. All adjustment straps are adjusting freely and smoothly.
f.
All pockets and pocket closures are intact.
g. Neck, wrist seals and socks have not deteriorated: cuts, tears, detachment.
6.6.7
Periodic Inspection
6.6.7.1 The suit manufacturer, or a qualified approved technician* with the appropriate equipment, should
carry out the in-depth periodic inspection (every 90 days).
* Please contact Mustang Survival Corp. for more information.
This inspection includes:
6.6.8
a.
Visual inspection
b.
Leak testing every second periodic inspection (unless damage is suspected)
c.
Zipper, or slide fastener inspection
d.
Head pillow inspection
Head Pillow Inspection
6.6.8.1 Check the inflatable head support for damage and ensure that it is properly attached. Check the
inflation hose(s) for deterioration or leaks. The head support/buoyancy ring should be inflated and
tested for leaks at least every three months. This can be done using one of the following two
methods:
a.
Inflate the bladder, then immerse it in water and check for bubbles. Ensure that both
bladder and the Outer Shell are completely dry inside and out before returning the
bladder to its pocket.
b.
Inflate the bladder, let stand for 8 hours and check for firmness.
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6.6.9
c.
Seam Grip™, or an equivalent adhesive, may be used to repair minor leaks.
d.
Major leaks should be evaluated and repaired by Mustang Survival or the bladder
may be replaced.
Retro Reflective Tape
6.6.9.1 Check retro reflective tape for condition and adhesion. Replace if necessary, see section 8.0 for a
parts list. For best adhesion, repair should be completed by a suitable repair station*.
* Please contact Mustang Survival Corp. for more information.
6.6.9.2 Have a qualified approved technician* test for leaks on periodic inspection, every six months and
prior to issue, and when a visual inspection raises any doubt about the integrity of the suit.
* Please contact Mustang Survival Corp. for more information.
6.6.10
Suit Leakage Test
6.6.10.1 The following suit leakage test uses Mustang Survival Corp. equipment. Your equipment may
differ and, if so, the test should be adjusted accordingly. Mustang Survival Corp. offers an
opportunity to purchase the neck seal and neck clamp plates used in this test. Contact us for more
information.
6.6.10.2 To perform the suit leakage test on the Immersion Module only:
a. Turn the MSD900 Immersion Module inside out, with the entry zipper and relief zipper
fully closed.
Figure 20. Step a. Suit Leakage Test
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b. Carefully seal the wrists of the suit with suitable clamps.
Figure 21. Step b. Suit Leakage Test
Clamp
c. Insert the neck seal plate through the neck seal opening from underneath the neck
opening.
Figure 22. Step c. Suit Leakage Test
Neck Seal
Plate
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d. Insert a neck clamp plate on top of the neck seal plate, ensuring that the pneumatic
couplings are lined up with the holes.
Figure 23. Step d. Suit Leakage Test
Neck Clamp
Plate
Pneumatic
Coupling
Clamp
Lever
e. Carefully seal the neck by clamping the plates together with the lever, and attach the
air hose and gauge hose to the appropriate pneumatic couplings.
Figure 24. Step e. Suit Leakage Test
Pneumatic
Couplings
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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 need to adjust one of the wrist clamps to allow enough escaping air to attain
an appropriate level of continuous pressure.
Figure 25. 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).
h. Mark the general area of any leaks, if required, with a non-damaging marker. Ensure
any detected damage is repaired before the suit is put back into service. Only
Mustang Survival should perform Immersion Module repairs.
Figure 26. Step h. Suit Leakage Test
Air Leak
Marker
i.
Rinse off all soapy residues with water. Do not use chlorinated water.
Figure 27. Step i. Suit Leakage Test
Clean
Water
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j.
Hang the suit from a sturdy bar to air dry, and turn the suit right side out after it is
completely dry.
Figure 28. Step j. Suit Leakage Test
6.7
REPAIRS
6.7.1
General
6.7.1.1 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 repair
requirements.
NOTE: Only Mustang Survival should perform Immersion Module repairs.
6.7.1.2 Qualified repair personnel can normally perform repairs to the Outer Shell and Thermal Liner, with
adequate facilities. The manufacturer should do all major repairs, unless otherwise authorized by
Mustang Survival Corp. This section provides some information to assist with minor or emergency
repairs to the suit and related components.
NOTE: Stitching shall not be used for repair of tears or holes, other than for Outer Shell or
Thermal Liner.
6.7.1.3 The proper work area is defined in section 6.6.4 of this document.
6.7.2
Inspection Failures
6.7.2.1 These are the recommended repairs for any suit failing inspection:
a. Missing, damaged or corroded parts of components shall be replaced.
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b. Heavily soiled areas shall be cleaned using only mild soap and water with a soft,
non-abrasive nylon or synthetic bristle brush. Other cleaning agents or solvents
must not be used.
c. Worn, broken or missing stitching on the Outer Shell and Thermal Liner should
be repaired.
d. Any additional parts or components found to be defective should be repaired or
replaced.
6.7.3
Attaching Parts
6.7.3.1 When attaching parts, such as pockets, to the Outer Shell the following general practices should
be followed:
a. Markings must be made carefully only with tailor’s chalk.
b. Fold over the fabric corners and other cut parts corners to prevent fraying.
c. Place the part to be attached into position, and mark the edge of the attachment area.
d. Stitch the part into place (see section 6.7.4).
6.7.4
Stitching
6.7.4.1 All repairs involving sewing shall be done with thread that corresponds to the color of the material
being sewn. The thread to be used is outlined in section 8.0.
6.7.4.2 Seam repairs, stitching, and joining of the Outer Shell and the Thermal Liner shall be done using a
single needle lockstitch, eight to ten stitches per inch. Securely backstitch all ends of stitching,
including breaks in thread, not less than 1/2 inch (12 mm). The seam allowance to be used is 1-1/2
inch (37 mm) ±1/8 inch (3 mm).
6.7.5
Leak Repairs
6.7.5.1 Return the Immersion Module to Mustang Survival to repair the damage.
6.7.6
Limits of Repair
6.7.6.1 It is recommended that the following guidelines be used in determining potential for repair of the
Outer Shell and Thermal Liner. A qualified approved technician* should make all repairs.
a. Replace defective interconnection slide fasteners (see section 6.7.9).
b. Additional replaceable parts are listed in section 8.0.
c. Do not patch the neck or wrist seals or socks.
* Please contact Mustang Survival Corp. for more information.
6.7.7
Repair Materials
6.7.7.1 The full description and part numbers of the materials required for repairs are detailed in section
8.0 of this manual.
6.7.8
Patching
NOTE: The Immersion Module should not be patched. Return any damaged Immersion
Modules to Mustang Survival for damage appraisal and repair.
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6.7.8.1 Patching of minor tears and holes on the Outer Shell should conform to the following:
a. Clean the area around the tear of foreign material.
Figure 29. Step a. Patching
b. Cut a square, or rectangle, in the damaged fabric slightly larger than the hole.
Figure 30. Step b. Patching
c. Cut a patch of the original material being repaired, exceeding the hole in size by not
less than 1-½ inch (37 mm).
d. Apply the fabric patch to the outside of the suit and ensure that the weave
corresponds to that of the material surrounding the repair area.
e. Single-stitch the patch to the suit ¼ inch (6 mm) from the edge of the hole.
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Figure 31. Steps c., d. and e. Patching
Patch stitched
to the outside
of the
garment
f.
Roll an edge of the patch under itself and single-stitch approximately 1/2 inch (12 mm)
from the original stitch.
g. Repeat this for each edge of the patch, until the patch is secured.
Figure 32. Steps f. and g. Patching
1
/2” (12 mm)
h. Repair closely grouped small holes or tears with one large patch, rather than several
small ones.
i.
If the damage extends across a seam, the patch may also extend across the seam.
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6.7.9
Interconnection Zipper Replacement
NOTE: Only interconnection zippers may be replaced. Do not attempt to replace the
waterproof zippers on the Immersion Module.
6.7.9.1 Replace the interconnection zippers as follows:
a. Identify the interconnection zipper to be replaced. Use the list of parts in section 8.0.
Figure 33. Step a. Interconnection Zipper Replacement
Interconnection
zipper to be
replaced
b. Cut the stitching around the zipper (see figure 34); ensuring the beginning of the
stitching is broken.
NOTE: Be careful not damage the Immersion Module.
Figure 34. Step b. Interconnection Zipper Replacement
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c. Remove the broken zipper by gently pulling it away.
Figure 35. Step c. Interconnection Zipper Replacement
d. Align the edge of the fabric closely to the edge of the replacement zipper tape and
sew 1/8 inch from the edge, until completely attached.
Figure 36. Step d. Interconnection Zipper Replacement
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7.0
SUMMARY
The Mustang Survival Industrial Immersion Work Suit Model MSD900 is a constant wear dry suit
that protects crewmembers in harsh marine environments with cold-water immersion features and
flotation. The suit is easily donned, maintained and stored. Qualified approved technicians, with
proper equipment, or Mustang Survival Corp. may make suit repairs. A well-maintained suit
means survival in emergency situations for which normal clothes were not designed.
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8.0
PARTS LIST
These materials are highly recommended for repairs and replacements. Item order quantity is
based on their availability. Qualified repair personnel can perform some repairs, with adequate
facilities. The manufacturer should do all major repairs, unless otherwise authorized by Mustang
Survival Corp.
Figure 37. MSD900 Outer Shell (Part Number MA3003) and Index Numbers
24
1
23
2
22
3
21
4
20
5
Z6
19
6
Z5
18
Z1
17
7
Z2
16
Z4
8
15
Z3
14
9
10
13
12
11
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Figure 38. Parts List for the MSD900 Outer Shell
INDEX
NUMBER
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
50 EA
1
HD7580
BRASS DULL BLACK GROMMET
2
EL101013
ELASTIC LACING
3
HD768613
CORRUGATED HOSE 3/8 IN. X 12 IN. (ENSURE HIGH
QUALITY CABLE TIES ARE APPLIED)
10 EA
4
HD7630
ORAL VALVE THREAD LOCK
10 EA
5
FA10462
ORANGE PACK CLOTH
6
TA1018
2 IN. SOLAS REFLECTIVE
7
HD756513
BLACK ALUMINUM EYELETS (SLEEVE POCKET)
8
FA124213
NYLON MESH
9
HD712513
WAISTBELT BLACK BUCKLE
10
WE701513
1-1/2 IN. WIDE NYLON WEBBING, WAISTBELT
11
FA104713
BLACK PACK CLOTH
1 ROLL (100
MTRS)
10 MTRS
50 YDS
50 EA
10 YDS
10 EA
1 ROLL (50 YDS)
10 YDS
®
10 YDS
12
FA106713
DENIER CORDURA (KNEES, BUTT)
13
HD716113
1 IN. BLACK LOOPLOCS
10 EA
14
HD719013
1 IN. D-RING
10 EA
15
WE800013
1 IN. BLACK WEBBING (WRIST, THIGH, ANKLE STRP.)
1 ROLL (100 YDS)
16
VE911013
1 IN. BLACK LOOP FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
17
VE910013
1 IN. BLACK HOOK FASTENER
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
18
TA1017
1 IN. SOLAS REFLECTIVE
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
19
HD756813
BLACK CORDLOC (NECK)
10 EA
20
HD7770
DOME CAP
20 EA
21
HD7780
STUD
20 EA
22
HD7785
SOCKET
20 EA
23
HD718530
EYELET
20 EA
24
VE931013
2 IN. BLACK LOOP FASTENER
FA108613
POLYESTER BLACK FLEECE (HANDWARMER PKT.)
5 MTRS
LC102013
CONTINUOUS DIAMOND WEAVE (ZIPPER THONGS)
1 ROLL (2
GROSS)
TH886610
WHITE NYLON THREAD FOR REFLECTIVE TAPE
1 CONE
TH88662
ORANGE NYLON THREAD ON ORANGE FABRIC
1 CONE
TH886613
BLACK NYLON THREAD ON BLACK FABRIC
1 CONE
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
HEAD PILLOW BLADDER SUB-ASSEMBLY
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Figure 39. Zipper List for the MSD900 Outer Shell
INDEX
NUMBER
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
Z6
SUIT
SIZE
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
S
Zi201113
18 IN. BLACK CHEST ZIPPER
10 EA
M
Zi201113
“
10 EA
L
Zi201213
“
10 EA
XL
Zi201213
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi201313
“
10 EA
S
Zi199913
M
Zi199913
“
10 EA
L
Zi200013
“
10 EA
XL
Zi200013
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi200213
“
10 EA
S
Zi200013
M
Zi200013
“
10 EA
L
Zi200013
“
10 EA
XL
Zi200013
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi200013
“
10 EA
S
Zi201713
M
Zi201713
“
10 EA
L
Zi201713
“
10 EA
XL
Zi201713
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi201713
“
10 EA
10 IN. BLACK VENTILATION ZIPPER
10 IN. BLACK RELIEF ZIPPER
10 EA
10 EA
7 IN. BLACK HANDWARMER ZIPPER
1
41 /2 IN. RIGHT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
10 EA
S
Zi9160RH
M
Zi9160RH
“
10 EA
L
Zi9401RH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi9401RH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi9161RH
“
10 EA
1
12 /2 IN. RIGHT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
10 EA
S
Zi9190RH
M
Zi9190RH
“
10 EA
L
Zi9190RH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi9190RH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi9190RH
“
10 EA
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Figure 40. MSD900 Immersion Module (Part Number MA3006) and Index Numbers
1
Z4
2
3
Z3
4
5
Z2
Z1
Figure 41. Parts List for the MSD900 Immersion Module
INDEX
NUMBER
PART
NUMBER
NOMENCLATURE
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
1 ROLL (100 MTRS)
1
EL101013
ELASTIC LACING
2
HD756813
CORD LOCKS
3
VE910013
BLACK HOOK FASTENER 1 IN.
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
4
VE911013
BLACK LOOP FASTENER 1 IN.
1 ROLL (50 MTRS)
5
TA108113
WIDE RIBBON TAPE 5/16 IN.
1 ROLL (100 YDS)
10 EA
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Figure 42. Zipper List for the MSD900 Immersion Module
INDEX
NUMBER
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
SUIT
SIZE
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
12 1/2 IN. LEFT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL PIN) (BACK)
S
Zi9190LH
M
Zi9190LH
“
10 EA
L
Zi9190LH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi9190LH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi9190LH
“
10 EA
S
Zi916213LH
M
Zi916213LH
“
10 EA
L
Zi916213LH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi916213LH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi916213LH
“
10 EA
S
ZI9138LH
M
ZI9138LH
“
10 EA
L
ZI9138LH
“
10 EA
XL
ZI9138LH
“
10 EA
XXL
ZI9138LH
“
10 EA
S
Zi9195LH
M
Zi9195LH
“
10 EA
L
Zi9195LH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi9195LH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi9195LH
“
10 EA
9 IN. CNFO 56 #580 BLACK (WRIST)
28 IN. LEFT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL PIN)
18 IN. LEFT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL PIN)(NECK)
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10 EA
10 EA
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Figure 43. MSD900 Thermal Liner (Part Number MA3009) and Index Numbers
1
Z5
2
3
Z4
Z3
Z1
Z2
Figure 44. Parts List for the MSD900 Thermal Liner
INDEX
NUMBER
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
1
FA125013
NYLON DRAINAGE MESH FOR PATCHING
2
FA124213
NYLON MESH FOR PATCHING
3
TH850513
BLACK QUILTING THREAD
5 YDS
1 YD
1 CONE
Figure 45. Zipper List for the MSD900 Thermal Liner
INDEX
NUMBER
Z1
SUIT
SIZE
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
S
Zi916213RH
9 IN. RIGHT HALF OF ZIPPERS (COIL BOX)
M
Zi916213RH
“
10 EA
L
Zi916213RH
“
10 EA
XL
Zi916213RH
“
10 EA
XXL
Zi916213RH
“
10 EA
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INDEX
NUMBER
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
SUIT
SIZE
PART
NUMBER
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
NOMENCLATURE
S
ZI9195RH
18 IN. RIGHT HALF OF ANKLE ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
M
ZI9195RH
“
10 EA
L
ZI9195RH
“
10 EA
XL
ZI9195RH
“
10 EA
XXL
ZI9195RH
“
10 EA
1
10 EA
S
ZI9190RH
12 /2 IN. RIGHT HALF OF WRIST ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
M
ZI9190RH
“
10 EA
L
ZI9190RH
“
10 EA
XL
ZI9190RH
“
10 EA
XXL
ZI9190RH
“
10 EA
1
41 /2 IN. RIGHT HALF OF ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
10 EA
S
ZI9160RH
M
ZI9160RH
“
10 EA
L
ZI9401RH
“
10 EA
XL
ZI9401RH
“
10 EA
XXL
ZI9161RH
“
10 EA
S
ZI9138RH
M
ZI9138RH
“
10 EA
L
ZI9138RH
“
10 EA
XL
ZI9138RH
“
10 EA
XXL
ZI9138RH
“
10 EA
28 IN. RIGHT HALF OF NECK ZIPPER (COIL BOX)
10 EA
10 EA
Figure 46. Expendables List for the MSD900
INDEX
NUMBER
1
PART
NUMBER
GL1001
NOMENCLATURE
MIN ORDER
QUANTITY
BOSTIK 1125A ADHESIVE GLUE
1 CAN
(5.28 galls US)
2
MI5008
AQUASEAL FORMULA ZIPCARE
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