Preparation for Storage/Shipment
Always anticipate some residual fuel, even in a fuel drum that has been previously defueled. All
fuel must be drained before storage or shipment.
Using a hoist or fork lift, suspend the drum from one end above a container with a capacity of 5-10 gallons.
At the lower end, the drum will sag to a level lower than the coupling adapter. Block up the sides of the drum to
form a "funnel" with the coupling adapter at the low point to ensure complete drainage.
Remove the coupling adapter and allow the residual fuel to drain into the container.
Allow the fuel drum to ventilate until all fuel fumes have dissipated. Install the coupling adapter.
Use a mild soap and water solution to clean exterior surface. Rinse well with clear water.
Preparation for Use After Storage/Shipment
TRIPLE CONTAINER (TRICON)
Clean exterior of container using a high-pressure hose with water and commercially available laundry detergent.
Remove all stored items from container.
Remove any debris, dirt or dust from the interior of the container.
Clean interior of TRICON using a high-pressure hose with water and soap, or other available cleaning compound.
Inspect exterior of TRICON for condition of paint, and any signs of damage or corrosion. TRICONs have CARC
(chemical agent resistant coating) paint on exterior. Repair/repaint as required. CARC painting is not authorized at the unit
level. Refer painting needs to supervisor.
Steel components being repaired shall be abrasively cleaned to bare metal, and will be free of oil, grease, dirt,
corrosion, or other foreign matter.
Requirements for TRICON exterior CARC painting are:
Primer coat conforming to MIL-P-53022 or MIL-P-53030.
Finish coats conforming to MIL-C-53072 or MIL-C-46168, desert tan, color #33446, FED-STD-595.
Requirement for interior painting of TRICON is:
Commercial practice: Sand, color no. 33303, FED-STD 595.
All moving parts of the door locking mechanism, door hinges, and document holder hinges and hasps, if not
permanently lubricated, shall be lubricated with P-13 grease conforming to MIL-G-10924 (WP 0116, Item 16).
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