Section III. LIMITED STORAGE
Grade A, in addition to the normal storage procedures
121. Inspection Before Storage
outlined in the technical manual for the item.
Make a complete inspection of the shop set to
126. Moisture Proofing
determine its condition. Deficiencies will be corrected
prior to placement of equipment in limited storage.
a. Hang one humidity indicator, MS-20003, inside a
Technical inspection will be performed on unboxed
window in such a manner as to be visible from the
b. Place 213 units of desiccant, Military
Specification MILB-3464, inside the shop set.
thoroughly clean all surfaces. Scrub or wipe with a clean
Caution: Do not place desiccant in contact with
bristle brush or cloth soaked in cleaning solvent. When
possible, subject the exterior surfaces of the shop to a
finished surfaces of tools or equipment.
stream of steam with or without added cleaning
compound-followed by dry steam. Wire brush, buff,
c. Close shop sides and rear doors.
sand, or scrape if steam is not available. Immediately
after cleaning, dry with compressed air or by use .of
Caution: Sides and one door should be closed and
clean, dry wiping cloth.
taped before desiccant is removed from air-tight
containers and installed in van. It takes on moisture
Caution: Solvents are highly destructive to natural
rubber and electrical insulation, and must not be
used on these materials.
Protect all electrical
d. Seal all openings
components during cleaning.
components from steam cleaning by sealing
openings with pressure sensitive tape, Federal
127. Inspection of Equipment in Limited Storage
Specification PPP-T-60, or by disassembling and
When equipment has been placed in limited storage,
removing components when protection cannot
all scheduled preventive maintenance services, including
otherwise be accomplished.
inspection will be suspended and preventive
maintenance will be performed as specified herein.
123. Complete Lubrication
Note: Vans should not be opened for entry unless
humidity indicator shows unsafe condition. In that
event, tape seals should be checked for leakage,
124. Preservation Application
desiccant replaced, and doors resealed.
a. Inspection Criteria. All equipment in limited
conforming to Military Specification MILP-21260, Grade
2, or with preservative conforming to Military
storage will be inspected for any unusual conditions,
Specification MILC-259, Type I, mixed with lubricating oil,
such as damage, rusting, accumulation of water,
in proportion of 1 part of preservative to 3 parts of
b. Worksheet and Preventive Maintenance. DA
Form 460 and DD Form 314 will be executed on each
major item of the equipment when equipment is initially
placed into limited storage and every 30 days thereafter.
Required maintenance will be performed promptly to
When this equipment is stored outside or otherwise
insure that equipment is mechanically sound and ready
subjected to rain or dust, it will be protected by covering
for immediate use.
with barrier material, Military Specification MILB-121,