months). Refer to TB 740-93-3 (Administra-
of water. Use Class 1, pressure-sensitive tape
tive Storage of USAMEC Mechanical Equip-
conforming to Specification PPP-T-60.
ment). In addition the following preservation
1. Exterior Surfaces. C o a t e x p o s e d m a -
shall be accomplished:
chined ferrous metal surfaces with Type P-6
preservation conforming to Specification MIL-
(1) Air Cleaner. Clean and refill the air
able, cup grease may be used.
m. Marking. Mark in accordance with MIL-
bustion chamber as outlined in paragraph 4-1.
b. Weatherproofing. When suitable shelter
n. Batteries and Cables. Secure batteries in
battery compartment. Batteries will be filled
drained storage location, protected from pre-
and fully charged. Disconnect battery cables
vailing winds. Position the welding machine
and secure to battery support or carrier with
on heavy planking or other solid surface. Cover
PPP-T-60, Class 1. pressure-sensitive tape.
with a tarpaulin or other suitable waterproof
Coat battery terminals and cable with type
covering and tie down securely.
4-4. Inspection and Maintenance of Equip-
vent holes with tape specified herein.
ment in Storage
o. Disassembly, Disassembled Parts and
a. Inspection. When the welding machine
Basic Issue Items.
has been placed in limited storage, all sched-
(1) Limit the disassembly to the removal
uled preventive maintenance services including
of parts and projecting components that tend
inspection, shall be suspended and preventive
to increase the overall profile of the unit, and
maintenance inspection shall be performed as
specified herein. Refer to TB 740-93-3 (Ad-
(2) Pack the disassembled items, and the
ministrative Storage of USAMEC Mechanical
publications in the equipment tool box if pos-
sible. If the tool box is not of sufficient size
Perform quarterly preventive maintenance
to accommodate the removed items, pack in a
checks and services when the welding machine
suitable container and secure to the arc welding
is initially placed in limited storage and every
90 days thereafter. Record all deficiencies and
Note. If packing is required to provide adequate
protection against damage during shipment, refer to
shortcomings together with corrective action
TM 38-230 for guidance in crate fabrication.
taken, on DA Form 2404. Required mainte-
nance will be performed promptly to insure
Use appropriate materials handling equipment
that the welding machine is mechanically
of sufficient capacity to lift the arc welding
sound and ready for immediate use.
machine into the carrier. Block and tie the
Operation. At the time of quarterly in-
unit to the carrier to assure that it will not
spection and maintenance, operate the welding
move during transit.
machine long enough to bring it up to operating
temperature and insure complete lubrication
4-3. Preparation of Equipment for Storage
a. General. This paragraph provides in-
structions for preparation of the arc welding
ing period, represerve the welding machine as
machine for limited storage (not to exceed 6
outlined in paragraph 4-3.
Section Il. DEMOLITION OF THE WELDING MACHINE TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
are issued which cover the desired extent of
When capture or abandonment of the welding
destruction. Whatever method of demolition
machine to an enemy is imminent, the respon-
is employed, it is essential to destroy the same
sible unit commander must make the decision
vital parts of all welding machines and all
either to destroy the equipment or to render
corresponding repair parts.
it inoperative. Based on this decision, orders