M13 Decontaminating Apparatus Portable (DAP).
a. The M13 DAP (Figure 3-4) is a self-contained device used to apply DS2 to metal surfaces. It
has a 14-liter (3.7 gallon) DS2 container which is disposable. The apparatus can be mounted to standard
5-gallon fuel can mounts on vehicles and equipment.
b. The DAP is used to spray and scrub DS2 on surfaces of vehicles and equipment with which
personnel are most likely to come into contact. The 14-liter DS2 container cannot be refilled.
Replacement containers must be used.
c. When empty, the M13 DAP weighs 24 pounds; when filled with 14 liters of DS2, it weighs
54 pounds. The apparatus has an average coverage of 1200 square feet at 75, F. The unit is usable in
temperature ranges of -25, F to +120,F.
Keep the fluid container on the same level as the operator is standing, as it can tip
over and cause injury. DO NOT USE the DS2 filled, green-painted fluid container
for training. A black-painted fluid container which can be filled with water is
provided for training exercises.
The M13 DAP, when filled with DS2 weighs 54 lbs. To avoid injury, use two people
when lifting it 4 feet or higher.
Wear MOPP 4 AT ALL TIMES when handling DS2 in a contaminated
environment. If available, wear the M2 Toxicological Agent Protective (TAP)
Apron. In extreme cold temperatures, wear rubber gloves INSIDE Arctic mittens.
Change mittens, if they become soaked with DS2, since DS2 can damage rubber
DO NOT use the DAP if the container is damaged or leaking.
DO NOT spray DS2 on hot exhaust, hot surfaces, or open flames as it can cause fire.
DO NOT DS2 to spray on personnel or protective clothing. Long-term contact with
DS2 (about 24 hours) can damage NBC protective gloves, hood, and overboots.
DS2 makes surfaces slippery; use caution to avoid falling.