Lesson 3/Learning Event 2
So far, we have only discussed the main components of airbrake
systems. Included in the system are smaller items such as check
valves, shutoff valves, safety valves, hoses, lines, and fittings.
The organizational mechanic will be required to maintain all of these.
Maintenance that will have to be done on these items by the
organizational mechanic is much like that on the airhydraulic
system. This maintenance will again be inspecting, testing,
adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn or defective parts. Repair
will consist mainly of tightening and replacing parts.
Keep in mind that air leaks are your biggest enemy. Be sure to
tighten all connections properly so you will not have a loss of air