Figure 2-19.Standard SMDC/FCDC tip assembly.
To properly inspect SMDCs and FCDCs, you
should adhere to the following requirements and
1. Ensure ground safety devices required
during maintenance are correctly installed.
2. To prevent damage to the SMDC and
FCDC booster tips, you should use extreme
caution during removal and installation. All open
connections must be capped with protective covers
to prevent damage to SMDC and FCDC booster
tips and contamination of open fittings.
3. Inspect each SMDC and FCDC assembly
fitting nut for deformation, flattening, or wrench
4. There must be no corrosion, cracks,
discoloration, flatness, gouges, holes, improper
bends, kinks, sharp dents, splits, swelling, or
wrinkles in an SMDC or FCDC assembly.
5. Smooth dents or slight depressions in
SMDC or FCDC assemblies, tubing, or hoses are
permitted if they do not exceed specified damage
limits (fig. 2-20). If the limits are exceeded, the
SMDC or FCDC assembly must be replaced.
Figure 2-20.SMDC damage limits.