GENERAL MAINTENANCE (Contd)
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE (Contd)
Compressed air source must not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
When cleaning with compressed air, eyeshields must be
worn. Failure to comply may result in injury to
b. Clean exterior surfaces of BEB by power washing with water, to ensure
removal of all dirt and foreign matter. After cleaning, allow parts to air dry,
use compressed air, or wipe with clean, dry cloths. Refer to item 1,
Preservation. All critical unpainted metal surfaces must be protected during
shipment. Coat all unpainted, exposed, or machined metal surfaces on the
exterior of the BEB with approved corrosion-preventive compound only. Refer to
item 3, WP 0053 00. Equipment protected must be closely watched for signs of
Packing. Pack all Basic Issue Items (BII) and Additional Authorization List
Shipment of Army Documents. Prepare all Army shipping documents
accompanying BEB in accordance with DA Pam 750-8.
Limited Storage Instructions. Commanders are responsible for ensuring
that all BEB units issued or assigned to their command are maintained in a
serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under their
command comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, trained personnel,
or proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing maintenance
for which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders may, with the
approval of major commanders, place a BEB that is beyond the maintenance
capability of the unit in administrative storage. For detailed information, refer
to AR 750-1.
Storage of New BEB units.
(1) If new BEB units are placed in storage at either contractor or Government
facilities, before being put in service, the warranty period shall not start
until each such BEB is withdrawn from that storage, or until twelve months
from the date shown on the Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DD
Form 250); whichever occurs first.
(2) If new BEB units are placed in contractor storage, the contractor shall
maintain and exercise such stored BEB units in accordance with the
contractor's approved technical manual. Upon removal from storage, and
before delivering the BEB units to the Government, the contractor shall
exercise and perform all PMCS tasks in accordance with the contractor's
approved technical manual.