Figure 11-31.Installation of blast deflector (adapters and mats).
covered below, consult your leading petty officer for
INDIVIDUAL MAT REPLACEMENT
If an individual mat is damaged and cannot be
satisfactorily repaired, damaged AM-2 mats may be
cut out of the installation and replaced with a
replacement mat assembly. A replacement mat is
shown in figure 11-32. Replacement mats allow the
replacement of damaged mats with a replacement item
that duplicates the original installation. These mats are
complete with a nonskid coating. Replacement mats
are prepared from AM-2 mats by cutting off the
prongs-up edge and the male connector edge and
welding on adapters. Additional adapters must be
bolted on at the time of installation.
To replace a damaged mat with a replacement mat
assembly, follow the procedure below.
1. Cut out the damaged mat so complete removal
can be affected without damage to surrounding mats.
this can best be accomplished using a portable circular
saw, set for a 2-inch depth of cut. The cut should be
made along the male edge and prongs-up connector.
(See fig. 11-33.)