Section III. LIMITED STORAGE
Military Specification MIL-B-121, Grade A, in
122. Inspection Before Storage
addition to the normal storage procedures outlined in the
Make a complete inspection of the shop set to
determine its condition. Deficiencies will be corrected
prior to placement of equipment in limited storage.
Technical inspection will be performed on unboxed
a. Hang one humidity indicator, MIS-20003, inside
a window in such a manner as to be visible from the
Prior to application of any preservative or paint,
b. Place 213 units of desiccant, Military
thoroughly clean all surfaces. Scrub or wipe with a
Specification MILB-8464, inside the shop set.
clean bristle brush or cloth soaked in cleaning solvent.
When possible, subject the exterior surfaces of the shop
Do not place desiccant in contact
to a stream of steam with or without added cleaning
with finished surfaces of tools or
compound-followed by dry steam. Wire brush, buff,
sand, or scrape, if steam is not available. Immediately
c. Close shop sides and rear doors.
after cleaning, dry with dry compressed air or by use of
a clean, dry, wiping cloth.
Sides and one door should be closed
and taped before desiccant is
Solvents are highly destructive to
removed from airtight containers and
installed in van. It takes on moisture
insulation, and must not be used on
these materials. Protect all electrical
d. Seal all openings with tape, Federal
Protect sensitive components from
steam cleaning by sealing openings
128. Inspection of Equipment in Limited Storage
with pressure sensitive tape, Federal
When equipment has been placed in limited
storage, all scheduled preventive maintenance services,
including inspection will be suspended and preventive
components when protection cannot
maintenance will be performed as specified herein.
be otherwise accomplished.
Vans should not be opened for entry
124. Complete Lubrication
unless humidity indicator shows an
unsafe condition. In that event, tape
seals should be checked for leakage,
125. Preservative Application
desiccant replaced, and doors
conforming to Military Specification MIL-P-21260, Grade
2, or with preservative conforming to Military
Specification MIIC6259, Type I, mixed with lubricating
a. Inspection Criteria. All equipment in limited
storage will be inspected for any unusual conditions,
such as damage, rusting, accumulation of water,
b. Worksheet and Preventive Maintenance. DA
When this equipment is stored outside or otherwise
Form 460 and DD Form 314, will be executed on each
subjected to rain or dust, it will be protected by covering
major item of the equipment when equipment is initially
with barrier materials,
placed into limited storage and every 30 days thereafter.
Required maintenance will be performed promptly to
insure that equipment is mechanically sound and ready
for immediate use.