When cleaning or performing corrosion control on
aircraft and nonavionics aircraft components, you
should use the materials listed in Aircraft Cleaning
and Corrosion Control for Organizational and
Intermediate Maintenance Levels, NAVAIR
01-1A-509. You may use materials that do not conflict
with the 509, as listed in the MIM and maintenance
requirements cards (MRCs) that apply. For avionics
and electrical systems, you should refer to the Avionic
Cleaning and Corrosion Prevention/Control,
NAVAIR 16-l-540. Cleaning agents commonly used
by O- and I-level maintenance activities are described
in the following text
Figure 4-3.DoD Hazardous Chemical Warning Label.
You must read the Material Safety Data Sheet
(MSDS) before you use any hazardous mate-
Hazardous material is any material presenting hazards
to personnel, property? or the environment by handling,
storing, and using such materials. Hazardous materials can
be used safely if you take extra precautions when handling
and storing these materials.
Hazardous material, such as chemicals, require a
hazardous chemical or material identification label.
Figure 4-3 shows a DoD Hazardous Chemical
Warning Label. DoD personnel must use this label on
DoD manufactured hazardous materials, repackaged
containers, tanks of hazardous chemicals, and
unlabeled materials already in the DoD system.
Manufacturers use various symbols and DOT
shipping labels with the required Occupational Health
and Safety Administration (OSHA) labeling. Used
alone, these DOT symbols or labels do not meet the
OSHA labeling requirements. Navy personnel should
not place any labels on containers that already have
proper labels. If you buy or receive a hazardous material
with the minimum required labeling, do not add any
additional labeling. If you have an unlabeled container
or one with a damaged label, you can print a label from
the HMIS CD-ROM or use DD Form 2522.
Flammable and Combustible
Combustible liquids are any liquids that have a
flash point at or above 100°F, but below 200°F.
Flammable liquids are any liquids that have a flash
point below 100°F. Fire is a very serious hazard. An
equal hazard to personnel is breathing poisonous
(toxic) fumes in unventilated spaces.
NOTE: Flash point is defined as the minimum
temperature at which a liquid gives off an ignitable
vapor within a test vessel.
Solvents are liquids that dissolve other substances.
They are used in many products, such as paints,
degreasing fluids, and aircraft cleaning compounds
(an organic solvent). Aside from posing a fire hazard,
inhaling the vapors can seriously affect the brain and