Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-16. 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 fire pump subsystem 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 preventive.
c. 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 pump to protect it from weather and direct sunlight.
e. Either allow proper ventilation or tightly seal cover with a suitable
amount of desiccant to ensure dryness.
f. Storage locations for pumps that are near a source of vibration must be
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.
i. If pump is to be in extended storage, repeat preparation procedures every