DD Form 314 Preventive Maintenance
Schedule and Record. Annotate, in pencil, the remark
blocks to read "Preserved..." followed by the date of
preservation and "Preserved if not activated by..."
followed by the date 12 months from the date of
Materiel Condition Tags. Each item
preserved in accordance with this section will have
attached to it in a conspicuous place a DD Form 1577
serviceable tag. Materiel or DD Form 1577-2
unservicable (Repairable) Tag-Materiel as appropriate.
Annotate the remarks block of the tag (in pencil) to read
"Preserved..." followed by the date of preservation and
"Preserved if not activated by..." followed by a date 12
months from the preservation date.
DA Label 80. For equipment requiring
calibration, annotate the DA Label 80 as required in
paragraph 9-6e (2).
DA Form 2404. Prepare DA Form 2404
as required in accordance with paragraph 9-7b.
Preventative Maintenance Service. Prior to
preserving a piece of equipment for storage perform the
next scheduled major preventative maintenance service
(quarterly, semi-annual, etc. ) in accordance with
applicable technical manuals, lubrication orders, and
technical bulletins. Equipment discrepancies will be
listed on DA Form 2404 in accordance with DA Pam
738-750. For equipment faults that create a Not Mission
Capable Supply (NMCS) equipment status, enter the
document number(s) of the associated requisition(s) in
Cleaning. An essential first step in the
preservation of AGSE is cleaning and drying. Cleaning
removes corrosive deposits such as soil, chemicals, bird
dropping and exhaust residue and materials such as oil
and grease that will attract corrosive deposits. After
cleaning, the item will be thoroughly dried by draining
and/or blowing with compressed air. AGSE will be
thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to the application of
the preservation procedures in applicable equipment
publications and this paragraph.
Applicability. AGSE will be preserved in
accordance with the applicable equipment technical
manuals, lubrication orders, and technical bulletins. The
information provided in this paragraph is supplemental
to the information contained in the applicable equipment
Processing. In the absence of guidance in
specific equipment publications, ground support equip-
ment will be preserved by applying the techniques
indicated below for equipment components applicable to
the item being preserved.
Painted Metal Surfaces.
Cleaning. Clean surfaces using,
MIL-C87936, cleaning compound. Clean stubborn or
exceptionally oily areas with P-D-680 type II dry
cleaning solvent. Dry equipment.
Preservation. Inspect surfaces for
corrosion and treat in accordance with the procedures in
TM 55-1500-344-23, aircraft weapons systems cleaning
and corrosion control, applicable to the type of metal
affected. Bare spots and treated areas will be.
Non Painted Metal Surfaces.
Cleaning. Clean unpainted metal
surfaces in accordance with paragraph 9-7e (1) (a).
Through drying is particularly important for unpainted
Preservation. Inspect surfaces for
corrosion and treat in accordance with the procedure in
TM 55-1500-204-23 applicable to the type of metal
affected. Coat unpainted metal areas such as frames,
rods, springs, and pintle assemblies with corrosion
preventative compound MIL-C-16173, Grade 3. Coat
light metal surfaces such as the inside of cowls and
access panels with lubricating oil MIL-L-21260, Type I,
Air Compressors. Clean and preserve
exterior surfaces of air receivers and compressors in
accordance with paragraph 9-7a. When compressor
lubricating system is separate from the associated
power unit, drain and service to operating level with
lubrication oil as specified in the equipment publications.
Remove and service the air cleaner in accordance with
paragraph 9-7e (8). With the compressor running, spray
lubricating oil MIL-L-21260, Type I, grade 10 into intake
until oil appears at the final stage discharge. Drain air
receivers and lines of condensation. Leave drain cocks
open and attach UU-T-81 warning tag to operating
controls stating "Close Drain Cocks Prior to Use. " If the
air receiver is located down stream of air oil separators,
fog the receiver with MIL-L-21260, Type I, grade 10 oil.
Coat interior steel surfaces of the pressure regulator
system with MIL-L-21260, Type I, grade 10 lubricating
oil. Reinstall air filter and seal all compressor opening
with MIL-B-131, Class 3 barrier material and PPP-T-60,
Type IV, class 1 tape.