Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
2-25. Administrative Storage. Administrative storage of equipment issued to and used by Army activities
will have preventive maintenance performed in accordance with the Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services (PMCS) charts before storing. When removing the equipment from administrative storage, the
PMCS should be performed to assure operational readiness. Prepare components for shipment or limited
storage in accordance with the following instructions.
a. Pumps should be completely drained and dried.
b. Shaft extensions and other exposed machine surfaces should be coated with an easily removable rust
Place a corrosion inhibitor in the pump casing such as Gulf-no-Rust Engine Oil, Grade 3, which
conforms to MIL-L-21260.
d. Cover components to protect them from weather and direct sunlight.
e. Either allow proper ventilation or tightly seal cover with a suitable amount of desiccant to ensure
Storage locations for pumps that are near a source of vibration must be avoided.
g. Care should be taken to prevent extremes in temperature (below 32 and above 110 ).
h. Shafts should be rotated 10-15 times 2 or 3 times a month while in storage.
If components are is to be in extended storage, repeat preparation procedures every 6 months.