Figure 11-31. - Installation of blast deflector (adapters and mats).
covered below, consult your leading petty officer for instructions.
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.)Continue Reading