ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE (CONT).
hardstand, if available. Unimproved
sites should be firm, well-drained, and
kept free of excessive vegetation.
Store equipment so as to provide maxi-
mum protection from the elements and
maintenance, and exercising. Anticipate
removal or deployment problems and
take suitable precautions.
Take into consideration environmental
conditions such as extreme heat or cold;
high humidity; blowing sand, dust, or
loose debris; soft ground; mud; heavy
snows; or combinations thereof, and
take adequate precautions.
Establish a fire plan and provide for
adequate fire fighting equipment and
Maintenance Services and Inspection.
scheduled unit PMCS.
Inspect and approve the equipment prior
to storage. Do not place equipment in
Basic Issue Items.
Process basic issue items with the major
item to which they are assigned.
If possible, store basic issue items with
the major item.
If stored apart from the major item, mark
basic issue items with tags indicating the
major item, its registration or serial
number, and its location. In addition,
place a tag or list indicating the location
of the removed items in a conspicuous
place on the major item. Store basic
issue items in protective closures.
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies.
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies
prior to storage, or obtain a deferment from
the approving authority.
accordance with instructions in Chapter 3,
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation.
Do not direct water or steam, under pressure, against
unsealed electrical systems or any exterior opening.
Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to
Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt,
grease, and other contaminants, but do
not use vapor degreasing.
Painting. Remove rust and damaged
sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth
finish and spot paint as necessary (TB
Preservation. After cleaning and drying,
Place a piece of barrier material (Item 1, Appendix E)
between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration
from moisture and heat.
moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to
accelerate deterioration. Close and
required for venting and draining. Seal
openings to prevent the entry of rain,
snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when
equipment and provide blocking or
framing to allow for ventilation and water
drainage. Support cover away from item
surfaces that may rust, rot, or mildew.