Section Ill. LIMITED STORAGE
in addition to the normal storage procedures
125. Inspection Before Storage
outlined in the technical manual for the item
Make a complete inspection of the shop set
to determine its condition. Deficiencies will
be corrected prior to placement of equipment
130. Moisture Proofing
in limited storage. Technical inspection will
a. Hang one humidity indicator, MS 20003,
be performed on unboxed items.
inside a window in such a manner as to be vis-
ible from the outside.
b. Place 213 units of desiccant, Military
paint, thoroughly clean all surfaces. Scrub or
Specification MIL-B-3464, inside the shop set.
wipe with a clean bristle brush or cloth soaked
Caution: Do not place desiccant in contact
in cleaning solvent. When possible, subject
with finished surfaces of tools or equipment.
the exterior surfaces of the shop; to a stream
of steam with or without added cleaning com-
c. Close shop sides and rear doors.
pound-followed by dry steam, Wire brush,
Caution: Sides and one door should be closed
buff, sand, or scrape if steam is not available.
and taped before desiccant is removed from air-
Immediately after cleaning, dry with dry com-
tight containers and installed in van. It takes
pressed air or by use of a clean, dry wiping
on moisture rapidly.
Caution: Solvents are highly destructive to
d. Seal all openings with tape, Federal
natural rubber and electrical insulation, and
must not be used on these materials. Protect all
electrical components during cleaning. Protect
131. Inspection of Equipment in Limited
sensitive components from steam cleaning by
sealing openings with pressure sensitive tape,
When equipment has been placed in limited
Federal Specification PPP-T-60, or by disas-
storage, all scheduled preventive maintenance
semblying and removing components when pro-
services, including inspection will be sus-
tection cannot be otherwise accomplished.
pended and preventive maintenance will be
performed as specified herein.
127. Complete Lubrication
Note. Vans should not be opened for entry unless
humidity indicator shows an unsafe condition. In that
event, tape seals should be checked for leakage, desic-
cant replaced, and doors resealed.
128. Preservative Application
a. Inspection Criteria. All equipment in
Coat precision machined surfaces with pre-
limited storage will be inspected for any un-
servative conforming to Military Specification
usual conditions, such as damage, rusting, ac-
MIL-P-21260, Grade 2, or with preservative
cumulation of water, pilferage, and leakage of
conforming to Military Specification MIL-C-
6259, Type I, mixed with lubricating oil, in
b. Work Sheet and Preventive Maintenance.
DA Form 460 and DD Form 314 will be exe-
cuted on each major item of the equipment
when equipment is initially placed into limited
storage and every 30 days thereafter. R e -
When this equipment is stored outside or
quired maintenance will be performed prompt-
otherwise subjected to rain or dust it will be
ly to insure that equipment is mechanically
protected by covering with barrier material,
sound and ready for immediate use.
Military Specification MIL-B-121, Grade A,