SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
IMPROVED RIBBON BRIDGE (IRB)
RAMP BAY M16
NSN 5420-01-470-5825 P/N 12478918;
INTERIOR BAY M17
NSN 5420-01-470-5824 P/N 12478919.
GENERAL PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
a. This work package provides instructions on preserving and protecting IRB bays for shipment.
b. Protection for IRB bays and accompanying equipment must be sufficient to protect the material
against deterioration and physical damage.
Skysol-100 mixture is combustible. Use mechanical ventilation
whenever product is used in a confined space, is heated above
ambient temperatures, or is agitated. DO NOT use or store near
heat, sparks, flame, or other ignition sources. Keep container
sealed when not in use.
Contact with Skysol-100 may cause skin irritation. Use chemical-
resistant gloves. In case of skin contact, remove any
contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and
water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Eye contact may
cause irritation, tearing, or blurring of vision. Use face shield or
goggles when eye contact may occur. In case of eye contact, flush
eyes with large amounts of water for at least fifteen (15) minutes
or until irritation subsides. Inhalation may cause irritation to
upper respiratory passages. DO NOT have food or drink in the
Prior to application of preservatives, surfaces must be cleaned to ensure removal of corrosion, soil,
grease, or vehicle acid and alkali residues.
a. 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 6, WP 0134 00). Use warm water for cleaning rubber
b. Clean exterior surfaces of IRB bays by power washing with water, to ensure removal of all dirt
and foreign matter. After cleaning, allow parts to air dry or wipe with clean, dry, lint-free cloths
(Item 7, WP 0134 00).
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 8, WP 0134 00). Equipment protected must be closely watched for signs of corrosion.