AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
A126.96.36.199. Single Packaging.
- Drum ullage.
- External visual condition and serviceability. Dents or corrosion at chime or seam, or dents causing paint
chipping is considered damaged and must be removed from the transportation system.
- External package marking and labeling. Verify UN specification code (including package type and gross
weight), air-eligible, hazard and handling markings/labels.
A188.8.131.52. Combination Packaging.
- Inner receptacle orientation.
- Inner receptacle ullage.
- Inner receptacle secondary closure.
- Absorbent cushioning material.
- Leak-proof liner (covering item or lining outer container).
- External package markings including UN specification code, air-eligible, hazard and handling marking/labels,
orientation markings for combination packagings and drums used as overpacks.
A184.108.40.206. Vehicles and Equipment.
- Fuel gauges operative or dip-stick available.
- Fuel in tank quantity, including verifying presence of additional fuel tanks.
- Fuel leaks.
- Battery terminal posts protected against short circuit.
- Fire extinguishers secured in properly configured and approved holders.
- Spare fuel and secondary loads properly identified, packaged, stowed, and restrained.
A28.2.2. Packaging Opening and Closing. The following instructions provide acceptable procedures for opening
external containers to inspect the internal packaging configuration. Comply with these procedures to maintain the
performance capability of the package and the original shippers certification. Noncompliance with any of these
procedures constitutes repacking and requires a new certification.
A220.127.116.11. Fiberboard box opening.
- Cut original tape along seam using a shallow blade knife. Do not tear tape.
- If adhesive sealed on inside box flaps or the flaps are stitched/stapled (not closed by tape) opening will
damage packaging components.
A18.104.22.168. Fiberboard box closure.
- Apply new tape over the existing tape using same method as original.
- Use only ASTM D 5486, Type I, Class 2 (film backed, pressure-sensitive adhesive, weather resistant) tape to
- Ends of sealing tape must extend over the original tape a minimum of one-inch adhering to the fiberboard on
the ends of the package.
- Use three-inch wide tape or two strips of two-inch wide tape.
- Ensure surface is clean and dry before applying tape and box flaps meet squarely.
- Do not cover markings or labels with tape.
- When reclosed using these procedures a new shippers certification is not required. Based on DoD testing the
packaging is considered returned to original condition and is not considered repacking.
- If adhesive sealed on inside box flaps or flaps are stitched/stapled (not closed by tape) then reclosure is
considered repacking and requires a new shippers certification.
A22.214.171.124. Wood box opening.
- Opening causes damage to packaging material.
- To reduce damage to wood material, use a nail puller to remove nails.
- Do not pry open wood box panels using crowbars, etc.
A126.96.36.199. Wood box closure.
- Do not close by nailing through existing holes.
- Must replace damaged components. Ensure to use prescribed materials and specifications required by the
applicable test report, special packaging instruction, or drawing.
- Replacing packaging material components is considered repacking and requires a new shippers certification.
A188.8.131.52. Drum opening.