PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE (Contd)
Prior to application of corrosion preventive compound,
surfaces must be cleaned to ensure removal of
corrosion, soil, grease, or vehicle acid and alkali
(1) Remove all dirt, grease, oil, and other foreign matter from all painted
metal surfaces of the IRB bay by scrubbing with cloths soaked in
Skysol-100 (Item 1, WP 0072 00). Use warm water for cleaning rubber
Compressed air source will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). When cleaning with compressed air,
eyeshields must be worn. Failure to comply may result
in injury to personnel.
(2) Clean exterior surfaces of IRB bays by power washing with water, to
ensure removal of all dirt and foreign matter (WP 0053 00). After cleaning,
allow parts to air dry, use compressed air, or wipe with clean, dry, lint-free
cloths (Item 8, WP 0072 00).
b. Preservation. All critical unpainted metal surfaces must be protected
during shipment. Coat all unpainted, exposed, or machined metal surfaces on the
exterior of the bay with approved corrosion-preventive compound only (Item 2,
WP 0072 00). Equipment protected must be closely watched for signs of corrosion.
c. Packing. Pack all Basic Issue Items (BII) and Additional Authorization List
(AAL) items to prevent physical damage.
d. Shipment of Army Documents. Prepare all Army shipping documents
accompanying IRB per DA Pam 738-750.
Ensure each bay is drained prior to removal from
storage. Water may accumulate from condensation
inside bay pontons.
e. Limited Storage Instructions. Commanders are responsible for ensuring
that all IRB bays issued or assigned to their command are maintained in a
serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under their
command comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, trained personnel, or
proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing maintenance for
which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders may, with the approval of
major commanders, place an IRB-R or IRB-I that is beyond the maintenance
capability of the unit in administrative storage. For detailed information, refer to