PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE (Cont).
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well drained,
and free of excessive vegetation.
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
Take into consideration environmental conditions, such as extreme heat and cold; high humidity;
blowing sand, dust, or loose debris; soft ground; mud; heavy snows; or combinations thereof, and take
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspection.
Maintenance Services. Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled Unit PMCS.
Inspection. Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. Do not place equipment in storage if it
is in a nonmission-capable condition.
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies. Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage, or
obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubrication. Lubricate equipment in accordance with instructions in Appendix G.
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation.
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective goggles and gloves and
use solvent only in a well-ventilated area Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breath
vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvent's flash point is 100 °F to 138 °F (38
°C to 59 °C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help.
If solvent contacts eyes, immediately wash your eyes with water and get medical help.
Do not direct water or steam under pressure against unsealed electrical components, master cylinder fill
cap, or any exterior opening. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to the equipment.
Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease, and other contaminants, but do not use vapor
Painting. Prepare and paint equipment in accordance with instructions in Section XIII.
Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or grease,
as appropriate, in accordance with instructions in Appendix G.