9-6. Storage of Ground Support Equipment.
preservation will be covered in the following paragraphs.
General. The information contained herein
provides instructions for processing serviceable and
economically reparable ground support equipment for
storage or shipment, and that equipment presently in
storage. These instructions pertain to all ground support
equipment assigned to the Department of the Army.
Equipment which is to be placed in service or repaired
within ninety days shall not be processed for storage,
but shall require sufficient protection to prevent further
Safety Practices and Procedures. In addition to
the safety precautions given in Chapter 2, paragraph 2-
8, the following safety practices and procedures apply:
When moving ground support equipment,
do not tow at speeds over 5 mph.
Apply hand brakes or install chocks to
Avoid sparks at battery terminals when
connecting or disconnecting battery cables.
Promptly investigate any liquid leaks.
equipment shall be stored under cover, in buildings, or
as required in SB 38-8-1. The equipment shall be
stored to permit access for inspection and servicing
during the storage period. Adequate security measures
and fire protection shall be provided.
Time Limit. Equipment preserved for long term
storage in accordance with paragraph 9-17 and
inspected in accordance with paragraph 9-6e will be
depreserved, exercised and represerved within 12
months of preservation date.
In-storage Inspection: Equipment preserved in
accordance with paragraph 9-7 an in-storage inspection
will be conducted at 90 day intervals.
The following guide shall be used for
inspection of equipment in storage:
Condition of painted surfaces.
Evidence of rust or corrosion.
Shortages of parts or accessories
(other than those listed in DA Form 1574 or 1577-2, if
Air pressure in tires.
Leakage of lubricants.
Review and update all applicable
forms and records.
Enter on material condition tag, in
pencil, "Inspected" followed by the date and the initials
of the inspector.
Calibration of Equipment in Storage.
Ground support equipment in storage does not require
periodic calibration. Enter "CBU" (Calibrate Before Use)
on the DA Label 80 either at the time the equipment is
placed in storage or on the date indicated on the label
as the calibrated due date.
during inspection shall be repaired and the affected area
represerved. Damage or pilferage shall be noted on DA
Form 2404 as appropriate and reported in accordance
with local procedures.
9-7. Preservation of Aviation Ground Support
Equipment for Long Term Storage. All serviceable or
economically repairable ground support equipment
which will not be in service or repaired within 90 days
shall be processed in accordance with this paragraph.
Forms and Records. Preservation of items in
accordance with this paragraph requires the following
entries on forms prepared in accordance with DA Pam