1-7. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).
If your heater needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what
you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368
(Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to Commander, U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-
MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you a reply.
1-8. REPAIR PARTS; TOOLS; SPECIAL TOOLS; TEST, MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
(TMDE); AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT.
Repair parts and special tools are listed and illustrated in TM 9-4520-260-23P. Special tools are also listed in Section III
of the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) located in Appendix B of this manual.
1-9. SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING.
a. General Safety. The heater does not present any safety hazards; however, during maintenance some parts may
be expose which are subject to high temperatures.
(1) Be careful when testing the heater with top and side cover panels removed. Electrical parts have a potential
of high voltage during operation.
(2) During normal operation, with all cover panels installed, electrical parts and burner parts subject to heat are
enclosed and guarded in the heater.
(3) Observe all warning and caution notes that appear before each maintenance operation. Refer also to the
b. Handling. The heater weighs approximately 34 pounds and may require two personnel for lifting and moving.
1-10. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC).
a. Corrosion Prevention and Control of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion prob-
lems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the
problem in future items.
b. While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials,
such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of the materials may be a corrosion
c. If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report.
Use of key words such as "rust," "deterioration," "corrosion," or "cracking" will ensure that the information is identified as
a CPC problem. The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA Pam 738-750.