PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE - Continued
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well-drained, and free of
Store equipment so as to provide maximum protection from the elements and to provide access for inspection,
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 any combination thereof, and take adequate precautions.
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspections
Maintenance Services. Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled PMCS.
Inspection. Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. DO NOT place nonmission-capable equipment
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage, or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubricate equipment in accordance with WP 0073.
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation
DO NOT direct water under pressure against unsealed electrical systems or any exterior
opening. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease, and other contaminants, but DO NOT use vapor degreasing.
Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth
finish and spot paint as necessary.
Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or grease, as
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture or heat.
Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all covers
authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all openings except those required for venting and draining. Seal
openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when complete seal is required. Place
equipment, and provide blocking or framing, to allow for ventilation and water drainage. Support cover away from
item surfaces which may rust, rot, or mildew.
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