INSPECT FIRE EXTINGUISHER (BOTTLE) (30402103)
Technical Inspection Tool Kit, NSN 5180-00-323-5114
Dial Indicating Scale, 0 to 10 Pounds
Off Helicopter Task
General Safety Instructions:
When not mounted in helicopter, fire
extinguishers (bottles) can become
dangerous missiles if discharged. Do
not detonate, discharge, or abuse fire
extinguishers. Injury to personnel can
result. Remove cartridges (squibs)
when extinguishers are removed for
Whenever fire extinguisher cartridges
are not installed, the positive terminal
and ground terminal must be shunted
to prevent firing from stray voltage.
If not already done, connect shunt wire (1)
between positive electrical terminal (2) and
ground terminal (3). Use lockwire (E231).
Check extinguisher (4) for damage. There shall
be no nicks, cracks, cuts, corrosion, chafing, or
Inspect extinguisher (4) for scratches. There
shall be no scratches deeper than 0.004 inch.
Inspect extinguisher (4) for dents. There shall
be no dents deeper than 1/16 inch per inch of
Check decal (5) and helicopter DA Form 2408-18
for servicing dates of extinguisher (4). If this
information is not recorded, weigh extinguisher
(4). If extinguisher weighs 6.25 pounds or more,
install a new decal. If extinguisher weighs less
than 6.25 pounds, return it for servicing. Install
a new extinguisher.
Weigh extinguisher (4) without caps or protective
plugs. Compare weight to weight marked on
decal (5). Difference shall be less than 4 ounces.