AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
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- Only open drums used as a combination package or overpack. Do not open drums used as a single package
for liquid hazardous material.
A188.8.131.52. Drum closure.
- Replace old gaskets with new gaskets and seals. Old gaskets will "set" and will not reseal properly.
- Use the torque and closing instructions required by the applicable test report.
- Reclosure of drum is considered repacking and requires new shippers certification.
- Outside packaging used as an Overpack (for ease of handling) may be opened for inspection of contents.
Follow inspection guidance for specific opening and closing of inside shipping containers according to
- Close overpacks in a similar manner as received. A new shippers declaration is not required.
A184.108.40.206. Non-Specification (strong outside) Packaging.
- Non-specification packaging may be opened for inspection.
- Close non-specification packaging in a similar manner as received. A new shippers declaration is not
A28.2.3. Inner package inspection.
- Perform visual inspection. Do not rearrange inner packaging contents or configuration.
- Do not cut wraps or barrier material.
- Any change to the inner configuration is considered repacking and requires a new shipper's certification.
A28.2.4. Exceptions to inspection. Some item packaging requires specialized training for opening, interior
inspection, and closure. Only individuals trained and qualified in these specialized areas are authorized to open the
- Radioactive material.
- Class 1 (ammunition and explosives).
- Etiological Agents or Infectious Substances.
- Pressurized metal shipping containers or drums.
- Material identified as "inhalation hazard".
A28.3. Equipment Fuel Leakers. The shipper is responsible for ensuring the maximum allowable fuel-in-tank is
not exceeded, the amount of fuel is necessary to meet operational requirements for mission readiness, and the
equipment is prepared properly to prevent leakage. Measure fuel quantity on a level surface. The following items
are considered fuel leakers and must be drained of fuel for approved Chapter 3 and non-Chapter 3 movements.
Purging is not required.
- MC-1A and MC-2A compressors. The MC-1A model 2MC-1A, T.O. 34Y1-56-71, part number 66950, NSN
4310-01-060-0642 is not considered a leaker and may be shipped with fuel-in-tank according to Chapter 3.
Identify the item nomenclature on the Shipper's Declaration form as "2MC-1A". Units must stencil "2MC-
1A' on the item.
- MA-3 air conditioner.
- H-1 heater.
- The USCSMK Boston Whaler boat. The United States Navy Patrol Boat Light (PBL) is not considered a
leaker and may be shipped with fuel-in-tank as authorized according to this manual.
- The USMC River Assault Craft (RAC).
- All commercial support equipment.
A28.4. Inspection Checklist. Inspection activities will establish a program that standardizes the local inspection
process and ensures continuous level of quality. Figure A28.1 provides a suggested checklist to use during the