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A Commercial IOTV Cleaning Study
Technical rept. Jun 2009-Mar 2010
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS COMMAND NATICK MA SOLDIER PRODUCT SUPPORT INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE
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A commercial cleaning trial was conducted to evaluate the viability of Traditional Wet Laundering, Computer-controlled Wet Cleaning, Liquid CO2 Cleaning and SolvairRegistered trademark Cleaning in cleaning soiled Improved Outer Tactical Vests IOTV. Computer-controlled Wet Cleaning coupled with the use of LANADOLRegistered trademark AVANT and AKTIV detergents was found to be most effective while preserving the key functionalities of the vest. This report outlines the methodology, results and conclusions of the study. It also provides the Business Case Analyses BCA on the economics of these four commercial cleaning technologies and on the financial benefits of Computer-controlled Wet Cleaning versus the current practice of Discard and Replace. As a result of the study, a Maintenance Action Message MAM was published on October 26, 2009 authorizing the use of Computer-controlled Wet Cleaning as an interim solution to clean soiled IOTVs.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE