4-56. LONG TERM STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Placement of equipment in long term storage should be for extended periods of time (45 days or more). Before placing
the equipment in long term storage, current preventive maintenance checks and services should be completed,
shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and all Modification Work Orders (MWO) should be applied.
a. Open both side doors and front bottom door.
b. Tighten four compressor mount lock nuts (1, fig, 4-50) just to the point where shipping brackets (2) cannot be
removed from springs (3).
Close both side doors and front bottom door
Refrigerant and oil will not be removed from the system
d. Preserve the refrigeration unit m accordance with MIL-P-116, method I.
Cover all openings into the electric motor, evaporator panel, glass gages, name plates and instruction
panels, switches, control box, etc., with waterproof paper and seal with tape conforming to PPP-T-60
Package the refrigeration unit m accordance with ASTMD 3951, level or Commercial.
Refrigeration unit shall be packed upright in an open crate or cleated plywood box conforming to type V,
style A or MIL-C-52950 or style B for overseas. Each unit shall be secured and the container closed and
strapped with 3/4 inch by 0.23 inch steel. The strappings shall be applied over the horizontal top,
bottom, and intermediate cleats of the side and ends.
Shipping containers shall be marked with the words "UP" and "THIS SIDE DOWN" shall appear on
each shipping container.