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PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE (Contd)
f. Storage of New IRB Bays.
Ensure each bay is drained prior to removal from
storage. Water may accumulate from condensation
inside bay pontons.
(1) If new IRB bays (interior or ramp) are placed in storage at either
contractor or Government facilities, before being put in service, the
warranty period shall not start until each such IRB bay is withdrawn from
that storage, or until nine months from the date shown on the Material
Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250); whichever occurs first.
(2) If new IRB bays are placed in contractor storage, the contractor shall
maintain and exercise such stored IRB bays in accordance with the
contractors approved technical manual. Upon removal from storage, and
before delivering the IRB bays to the Government, the contractor shall
exercise and perform all PMCS tasks in accordance with the contractors
approved technical manual.
(3) If new IRB bays are placed in Government storage, the Government will
exercise stored IRB bays in accordance with the contractors approved
technical manual. The Government shall notify the contractor before
placing each such IRB bay in storage, and again at the time it is
withdrawn. If there are any contractor-caused retrofits that must be
applied to the the IRB bays, the storage time does not start until those
retrofits are completed.
Bays must be separated at inner pontons for transport
in C-130 aircraft. Notify unit maintenance for bay
g. Transport of IRB Bays by C-130 Aircraft. The IRB-R and IRB-I are
transportable by C-130 aircraft. Refer to Marking, Packing, and Shipment of
Supplies and Equipment, TM 746-10, for shipping information.
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