AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
All preserved and packed serviceable fuel assemblies, for example, carburetors, fuel pumps, filters, etc.,
that are drained and purged of all fuel. In addition, they must be sealed with proper caps, plugs, and covers
according to the applicable technical directive. These items are not subject to any other requirements of
New engines or engines overhauled by a maintenance depot and containing no other hazard, are not subject
to any other requirements of this manual.
A13.6.8. Aircraft Engines. Use service technical manuals to prepare items for shipment. The following
A188.8.131.52. New aircraft engines or engines which are drained and purged according to the responsible technical
manual, and containing no other hazardous material, are nonhazardous for transportation. Comply with 1.10.4.
A184.108.40.206. Inoperable or damaged engines that cannot be purged must be drained to the maximum extent possible.
Install plugs, caps, and covers over all openings as required by technical directives.
A220.127.116.11. Engines that cannot be purged due to unavailability of proper purging facilities must be drained to the
maximum extent possible. Install plugs, caps, and covers over all openings as required by technical directives.
A18.104.22.168. Prepare and completely drain engine as required by technical directive.
A13.6.9. Liquefied petroleum gas or compressed gas powered engines or equipment must have the gaseous fuel
completely emptied from any non-DOT specification pressurized vessel (fuel tank), lines, and regulator. Ensure
tanks are securely closed. Purging is not required.
A13.7. Battery Powered Equipment and Vehicles. Prepare items powered by wet cell or non-spillable batteries
and shipped with the batteries installed as follows:
Use service technical manuals to prepare items for shipment.
Securely fasten battery in an upright position so that battery fluid will not leak. Remove the battery and
ship according to A12.5 if the item is likely to be shipped in other than an upright position.
Protect installed batteries to prevent short circuit. To secure the battery from short circuit, completely
protect the terminal posts from contact (i.e., tape, rubber boots, etc.). When prepared in this manner, it is
not required to disconnect the battery or remove it from the equipment.
Securely fasten original installed equipment in properly configured and approved holders. Do not remove
other hazardous materials from their packaging and store in the racks or containers of vehicles or
Wheelchairs equipped with non-spillable batteries must have the batteries protected against short circuits
and securely attached to the wheelchair or removed and boxed. Specification packaging is not required.
Wheelchairs equipped with spillable batteries for carriage on aircraft in cargo compartments that can
accommodate upright loading and storage of the wheelchairs must be secured in an upright position in the
cargo compartment. Batteries must remain installed and be securely attached to the chair. Protect the
terminals against short circuits. Wheelchairs must be deactivated by removing connections at battery
terminals or by otherwise disconnecting their power source. Remove the battery and ship according to
A12.5 if the item is likely to be shipped in other than an upright position.
HA13.8. Lithium Batteries and Cells. The following general requirements apply:
No cell may contain more than 12 g (0.42 ounces) of lithium or lithium alloy and no battery may contain
more than 500 grams (17.6 ounces).
Each cell and battery must be equipped with an effective means of preventing external short circuit.
Each cell and battery must incorporate a safety venting device or be designed in such a manner that will
preclude a violent rupture under any condition incident to transportation, such as a dead short. Batteries
containing cells or series of cells connected in parallel must be equipped with diodes to prevent reverse
Cells and batteries must meet test requirements prescribed in 49 CFR 173.185(e)(9). Army-procured
lithium batteries are manufactured according to MIL-B-49430 and meet the test requirements. These
batteries are identified by the following battery numbers: BA-5093/U, BA-5112/U, BA-5372/U, BA-
5513/U, BA-5557/U, BA-5567/U, BA-5588/U, BA-5590/U, BA-5598/U, BA-5599/U, BA-5600/U, BA-
5800/U, BA-5847/U, BA-6598/U.
Completly protect against short circuit and secure within the outer packaging or article.