Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
If the original packing material was saved, pack the equipment in the same manner as when received. When using
packing materials other than original, use the following guidelines:
a. Insert PDU in its crate.
b. Insert hand control and manual into waterproof bag.
Use plenty of shock-absorbing material all around hand control to protect against damage, and insert into
suitable size container.
For storage over 1 week, disconnect battery. Battery drain will occur if not disconnected.
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance efforts exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors
determined by the directing authority. During the storage period appropriate maintenance records will be
b. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current maintenance services and Equipment Serviceable
Criteria (ESC) evaluations should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and all
Modification Work Orders (MWO's) should be applied.
Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred fo items selected for administrative storage. If inside
storage is not available, trucks, vans, conex containers and other containers may be used.