SECTION VI. STORAGE AND REACTIVATION
When a component, such as an engine, is to be stored or removed from operation for a period of time,
special precautions should be taken to protect the component. The interior and exterior of the component
should be protected from rust accumulation and corrosion.
It will be necessary to remove all rust or corrosion from any exposed part before applying a rust
preventive compound. Therefore, it is recommended that the component be processed for storage as soon as
possible after removal from operation.
The components should be kept as dry as possible during storage. Heat equipment in the winter months
and dehumidify equipment in the summer.
To place a component in administrative storage (1 to 45 days) proceed as follows:
Perform the next scheduled preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS).
Correct all known deficiencies.
Clean the exterior of all components with fuel oil (except electrical wiring) and dry with compressed
Seal all openings with barrier material. The material used must be waterproof, vaporproof, and
possess sufficient physical strength to resist puncture and damage from the expansion of entrapped
air. Use metal or wood covers where practical.
In freezing weather, drain all water from the components.
Cover with a clear plastic cover.