1.6 Operating Climatic Conditions
The test kit shall perform as specified in any ambient temperature from +35°C to -20.5°C
(+95°F to -69°F) with the following exception. The exception being that the free water detector
shall be tested in the temperature range from +35°C to +.5°C (+120°F to +33°F).
1.7 Storage Climatic Conditions
The test kit shall not be damaged by storage in any ambient temperature from -140.5°C to
-7.8°C (-285°F to -18°F).
The kit is capable of withstanding vibrational stress and shock encountered when trans-
ported by all modes of transportation. When transporting via aircraft, the pressure valve (Figure
1.2) located on the front of the case must be in the open position during flight to avoid the po-
tential explosion of the case. When not in flight, the pressure valve should be in closed position
to prevent dust, etc., from entering the valve. The open position is to the left; the closed is to the
Be sure to open the pressure valve (see Figure 1.2) on the outside of the kit just prior to
airflight. A closed valve may cause the kit to explode. In addition, be sure all receptacles
(such as PVC bottles) contained within the kit are free and dry of any chemical solvents
which could explode or ignite during airflight.
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